WOMEN & PROSTATE CANCER

NOT A DIAGNOSIS TO TAKE LIGHTLY

Although the man in your life will find a degree of comfort in knowing that prostate cancer is considered a slow-growing cancer, it is not a diagnosis to take lightly. Let me share with you some of the powerful truths recently published in medical journals and by The American Cancer Society.

  • The good news is that most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will live with prostate cancer and die of something else entirely. (about 1 in 41 will die of pc)
     

  • The average age for diagnosis is about 66 years old
     

  • The treatment plan you consider should take into account whether the prostate cancer is an aggressive form or a slow-growing form
     

  • Psychological well-being. Anxiety, depression and other psychological issues around the diagnosis, and treatment affect most men to some degree. Standard care does not typically address this.

As you probably know, doctors cannot offer a cure, but will present a variety of treatment options. All too often, newly diagnosed men will quickly agree to ‘cut it out’ and submit to invasive surgeries. These can have serious short- and long-term side effects that are potentially physically and psychologically debilitating. Encourage your loved one to take the time to make an informed decision and to seek a second opinion. He may be reluctant to open-up and talk with his family and friends about his fears. 

And it’s perfectly understandable that you might be reluctant as well. The diagnosis of prostate cancer in a man we love can be devastating. You may feel overwhelmed, powerless, vulnerable and fearful. You are not alone.

Tony is living with prostate cancer. And that means I am too. We are not medical professionals,
but because prostate cancer is a part of our journey, and funding research for a non-invasive
cure is our mission, we created this website as a resource for you and to share the latest lab
developments of the GLIPR1 Protein Therapy for the cure.

We are also happy to share our personal experiences with you, as well as our phone
numbers if you care to talk. Tony can be reached on his cell at 713-376-1950 or by email at
Tony@TPCR.org. I can be reached on my cell at 281-513-4009 or by email at Susan@SIR.HOUSE

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