Prostate Cancer & Behaviour I’m Good At!

I’ve never really spoken about my job because I really don’t have anything interesting to say. That’s not changed today but it needs to be mentioned so I can tell you about the behaviour I’m good at!

I work within clinical research. Currently I work with Phase III Cancer trials. I’ve never had much to do with Cancer and a lot of it has been learning on the job. Currently I deal with the Prostate portfolio. This means that I get to interact with more men than I probably should and am probably going to be scarred for life hearing some of their stories but if it helps make their lives that lil’ bit better – what’s a lil’ scarring right?!

March is Prostate Cancer (PC) awareness month and in a bid to raise awareness, my colleague R (who I babysat for) organised a PC awareness day in a bid to give people the chance to attend whether they be patients, carers or other research staff – anyone who wanted to know a bit more basically.

So we managed to get a town hall to donate a room for free and get a few organisations to come down to help raise awareness. Me and a room full of men? And so the floozy like behaviour commenced! PC is common in certain ethnicities and I tend to attract more attention from these ethnic groups than others so I was made to “circle” the room and hand out some info. Cue one guy from certain ethnicity (OGFCE) cornering me as I walked out in the corridor
OGFCE: So you work here huh?
Me: Yeah…
OGFCE: So what do you do?
Me: *tries to explain in a nutshell*
OGFCE: Would I be eligible for that kinda treatment?
Me: Well, do you have PC?
OGFCE: No….
Me: *Thinking WTF?!* Oh, well what you should do is go and see the doctor and get a PSA test done. PC is really quite common in your ethnicity and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
OGFCE: So.. what do you do in your spare time?
Me: *being the polite girl that I am* You know – normal stuff… *explain my fantastic range of hobbies!*
OGFCE: Oh right – I organise gigs and stuff. You should come along.
Me: Cool. Well I’ll try. Thanks.
OGFCE: Have you got a boyfriend?
Me: *A resounding yes because I did not want to get into a situation. Bear in mind he was exactly 20 years older than me!*
OGFCE: Oh, that’s a shame. Not for him but for me. I was going to ask for your number but it wouldn’t be appropriate would it?
Me: Aww – that’s kind but no it wouldn’t. But make sure you get checked out for PC and let me know about your gigs. *Cue Scrumpy desperately trying to get away*
OGFCE: Well, take my number anyways.
Me: Sure

And I wrote it down and everything! WHY and HOW do I get myself into these situations?!

But I did use my floozy like behaviour to get people to come in off the street and helped raise awareness of PC so I’m not a complete floozy – just a partial one!

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3 thoughts on “Prostate Cancer & Behaviour I’m Good At!

  1. OGFCE: Would I be eligible for that kinda treatment?Me: Well, do you have PC?OGFCE: No….Me: *Thinking WTF?!* LOL..! priceless, abs priceless…!

  2. hello friend excellent information about Prostate Cancer & Behaviour I'm Good At! I want to add this information to improve your blog The specific causes of prostate cancer remain unknown.[8] A man's risk of developing prostate cancer is related to his age, genetics, race, diet, lifestyle, medications, and other factors. The primary risk factor is age. Prostate cancer is uncommon in men younger than 45, but becomes more common with advancing age. The average age at the time of diagnosis is 70. However, many men never know they have prostate cancer. Autopsy studies of Chinese, German, Israeli, Jamaican, Swedish, and Ugandan men who died of other causes have found prostate cancer in thirty percent of men in their 50s, and in eighty percent of men in their 70s. In the year 2005 in the United States, there were an estimated 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer and 30,000 deaths due to prostate cancer.There are also some links between prostate cancer and medications, medical procedures, and medical conditions. Daily use of anti-inflammatory medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Generic Cialis, or naproxen may decrease prostate cancer risk. Use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as the statins may also decrease prostate cancer risk. Infection or inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis) may increase the chance for prostate cancer. In particular, infection with the sexually transmitted infections chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis seems to increase risk.Finally, obesity and elevated blood levels of testosterone may increase the risk for prostate cancer. Research released in May 2007, found that US war veterans who had been exposed to Agent Orange had a 48% increased risk of prostate cancer recurrence following surgery. I hope that you are agree with this information, thanks for create this blog

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