Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Good to know

Mrs. Definite: "My father died of prostate cancer. But I'm trying not to worry about it because my gynecologist reassured me I don't have one."

13 comments:

Milla said...

hahahahaha! made my day! :D

23 Skidoo said...

That makes my head hurt...



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Packer said...

Your gynecologist is one wise woman, she really knows what she is talking about.

Says the guy who gets up at 4 AM, well to you know......

Jono said...

Are we thinking the gynecologist even looked for one?

Anonymous said...

really? isn't prostate cancer the most common kind of cancer for women?

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Definite might be missing more than a prostate.

History Doc said...

Yeah, but prostate cancer tends to be less bad than the stuff women get.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, women CAN get cancer of the Skene's gland, or female prostate, see http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0344033898800800

All the same, it's rare enough that Mrs Definite doesn't need to worry about it.

Mockingbird said...

Hey, Ma Definite! You can have oneof mine. I've got two!

Lorelei Armstrong said...

My father died of prostate cancer in August. During his long battle I congratulated him on having the foresight to have two daughters. Especially after we discovered that his uncle died of it, his father died with it, and when alerted his one male cousin was found to have it. Nobody had ever told us it ran in the family because it was "too private."

We'll worry about my nephew when we get there. Hopefully there will be a more substantial treatment or cure by then. My gynecologist is likewise not on high alert.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading this blog too long, I caught myself thinking "well, at least she believed her gynecologist".

wellillbe said...

What surprises me is that no one has commented that an inherited risk for prostate cancer on one soide of the family canincrease the daughters risk or certain types of female cancers like ovarian and breast if it is gene based. Not that she will get prostate cancerbut if it strongly runs in her family she does need to be on higher alert for "female cancers

Riserveta said...

People like these raise my self-esteem!!!

 
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