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Corner
03-06-2014, 08:21 PM
Today I've completed my 'Speaker Training' which means I'm now ready to be let loose as an official representative for Prostate Cancer UK and give talks, host information stands etc.

Been asked by lots of people if I would talk to groups, share my experiences, offer advice etc.

So, don't be shy guys. If you have a group of friends, golf club, yacht club, bridge party, corporate dinner, in-house company boardroom, space in your large shop foyer and think a general information stand or half hour or so talk about Prostate Cancer, would be of use and interest then let me know.

I have wheels, paraphernalia, knowledge, a big gob, uncool outlook on life and heels.

My usual email still works, b3023283@my.shu.ac.uk or you can make an enquiry through the Prostate Cancer UK website - but you may get a bloke from Barnsley or an Owls fan :s - view external link (http://prostatecanceruk.org/we-can-help/request-a-talk)

Corner
04-06-2014, 09:19 PM
Bump!

Whilst you lot have been watching the England match 2 more men have died of this in the UK.

Thanks for the positive email HP :)

Official figure today - 83% of those most at risk are unaware and aren't consulting their GP's.

monty_rhodes
05-06-2014, 06:33 AM
You are to be congratulated, Corner, and this thread should be made a sticky perhaps. I am currently being investigated for this very condition. Last week my GP ( a woman ) inspected my tackle. On Monday I had blood and urine taken. Results and prostate examination next week.

Corner
05-06-2014, 11:20 AM
Bump!

& oh, you'll love the DRE Monty. Hope it goes smoothly for you!

No sticky required. I'm going to keep popping up to bug you all to keep aware O:)

monty_rhodes
05-06-2014, 11:27 AM
I'll let you know how it goes. The examination of my privates was extremely embarassing, particularly as they shrivelled at the prospect. I was tempted to tell the doc that they are normally bigger than this but felt it to be inappropriate.:(

WorcestershireMiller
05-06-2014, 11:32 AM
I'll let you know how it goes. The examination of my privates was extremely embarassing, particularly as they shrivelled at the prospect. I was tempted to tell the doc that they are normally bigger than this but felt it to be inappropriate.:(

I have a blood test every year as part of a charity drive in Worcester, always good to catch anything in the early stages, its more curable.

Guys get your prostate tested, it doesn't mean you have the doc putting his finger up, its a simple blood test,

Corner
05-06-2014, 12:52 PM
Some men with prostate cancer have no symptoms at all and the blood test (PSA test) available isn't foolproof.

However all men over 50 have the RIGHT to ask their GP for a PSA test. It's simple & although it isn't definitive it can be an indicator of a problem and the starting point for further investigations.

If you are at all concerned you should seek advice. Don't sit in silence, don't stick your head in the sand hoping 'it' will go away. Chances are you won't have cancer - for example there are many other reasons for urinary problems. But no man needs to die from prostate cancer - it just needs to be caught early enough.

Heman
05-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Only 15 years more for me to wait till I am 50 then.

What Corner hasn't said is she passed with flying colours. A big well done and a pat on the back.

Corner
05-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Lol Heman - only 29 years for me to go then altho' I don't think they'll get a PSA reading from me! :P

And the 82% was my uni exam final paper; nothing to do with prostate cancer talks B) :O

Heman
05-06-2014, 01:57 PM
Brains were never my forte.

Neither was telling the truth about my age.

There was a film on last night called "The other man" and it starred your shoes.

I watched about 20 minutes of it and got bored and went to bed but the shoes were a big part of the plot.

BradfordFozzie
05-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Bump for Corner.

Although I am naturally shy :P I can confirm that Corner runs me a close second in the big mouth stakes! :P :P

jolly_roger
07-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Hi Corner, terrific job you are doing.

Have you considered giving your talk to women's groups?

ie Women's Institute etc?

You don't get us daft blokes directly but most of your audience will have "direct access" as they say and will be world experts on their spouse's or partner's "tackle".

Plus they have the nagging power to get their bloke to see a doctor or specialist.

Also in my experience women love a good natter about medical stuff etc, particularly if it's somebody else they are talking about.

Corner
08-06-2014, 06:32 PM
Hi Jolly

Yes is the simple answer. No exclusions/restrictions on group gender & being female I am well versed on the power of nagging :D XD

Thread bump btw - before it falls off the page :(

18MILLERS84
09-06-2014, 09:13 PM
Hi corner , fb me re JM

Corner
09-06-2014, 09:46 PM
Hello '84
Read your FB messages & reply.
Thanks sweetie x :heart:

Corner
17-06-2014, 07:24 AM
Quick bump for this topic too guys :)