Isn't Today a Great Day
to Preserve Life?

Prostate Health

Become Aware,
Become Involved,

And Preserve Life!

..........August 24, 2007

Who Am I?

I am a prostate cancer survivor!

In fact, if you are reading this page and have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, however long ago that diagnosis has been, you are a prostate cancer survivor too!

The purpose of this site is to provide useful information for anyone interested in this disease which affects hundreds of thousands of individuals and families worldwide every year (see left menu for information links).

Although one in six men will get this disease in their lifetime, survival rates are high with regular screening, early detection and proper treatment.

My free advice if you found out that have this disease is to stay positive, don't panic, and stay focused on each of the precious days, months, and years you have!

If you don't have the disease, thank God, and please spread the word to others for education, early screening, and detection.

Find a local support group or an on-line support forum (see left menu) so you can be in communication with caring people that can help answer your questions.

Finding cancer in your body is far from a death sentence! No one has an expiration date tagged his body!

You will find that you are in the driver seat. You are responsible, in consultation with your physicians, to choose the best treatment path for you to overcome this disease. Take time to get all the information you can. Get second and third opinions, talk to family and friends, and take time in between to breathe. This disease is usually slow going.

Please help spread the word to all men over 40 and particularly over 50 years of age regarding the importance of getting screened (PSA tests and DRE) by a doctor on a regular basis to determine whether or not they are at risk for this disease.

I know someday there will be a cure that won't require surgery or radiation therapy for us that are hit so young. For now, let's all be vigilant and press forward!

Please accept this as a little labor of love for those involved in anyway with this disease.

May God bless you and your loved ones!

An Idaho Guy

Contact: happyinidaho@gmail.com