GUYS: DON’T GET A PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN TEST
This question has been bandied about for a more than a decade now. The problem with the test is that is doesn’t seem to predict who is at risk for dying of prostate cancer. On the other hand, a test can cause a man to undergo unnecessary diagnostics and surgery, and result in impotence and incontinence. (This is bad because men like sex, and don’t like peeing in their pants.)
BY THE WAY, HAITI IS STILL REELING FROM CHOLERA
Doctors with Borders reports that cases of cholera are increasing in Port-au-Prince.
HAVING A HEART ATTACK WHILE WEARING MY PINK BUSTIER
My son’s Sports Illustrated:Kids arrived the past week, with an NFL player resplendent in a pink football uniform. The latest edition of our local weekly newspaper was tinted pink. Products from hand cream to gloves are being marketed in pink, in order that we increase our awareness of breast cancer. Which makes me wonder: Is there any way, other than the government mandating an hourly pledge of allegiance to the war on breast cancer, that we could increase our awareness of breast cancer?
Don’t get me wrong–breast cancer is a scourge that afflicts an enormous number of women, and therefore requires attention and vigilance. However, heart disease is the number one killer of women, and there are three times as many non-breast cancer conditions that sicken and kill women as breast cancer . At this point in our history, is there really a lack of awareness of breast cancer? Off the top of your head, can you tell me what is the third major cause of death in US females?
Didn’t think so.
IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR FLU VACCINE