A PSA (public service announcement) on PSA (prostate specific antigen).
Mazel Tov Michelangelo, your future is so bright you need a new pair of sunglasses😎
Wonderful news Michelangelo! And bravo for explaining why the PSA is so important
I’m so grateful you are ok and the outlook looks so promising for the future for you.
Michelangelo, thank you for getting this information out there. I did not heed early detection opportunities so by the time I was diagnosed it was time for more radical procedures (prostate removal). As a self-employed small business owner I had just signed up for an insurance plan on the new-at-the-time "Obamacare" marketplace when I was diagnosed--I shudder to think what would have happened had I not had this access to care. Please keep up the advocacy for healthcare for all--I know I will!
Congratulations Michelangelo! Very happy to hear your good news. Thank you for sharing your experience so others can learn from it. I have listened to you every day since 2005. I have learned so much from you. Thanks for your all your work.
Outstanding news! Michelangelo, thank you, thank you thank you for sharing your story! Most people keep information about their health to themselves. You willingness to be open about you bout with cancer will save countless lives. You will not be able to accurately quantify the impact. Just know that you have made a huge impact.
Glad to hear all is going well.
I recall your insurance company denied the MRI and you had to ungergo a biopsy.
This is the kind of crap I deal with as a health care provider on a daily basis. Fighting with insurances.
Interestingly, if you had Medicare or Medicaid there would have been no questions asked.
Another good reason to point out that Medicare Advantage plans are another insurance company SCAM and millions of seniors are getting duped into signing up for these plans that are damaging Medicare and denying people care. They are great until you get sick!
Again, sounds like all greatnews for you!
Thanks for the update, and great news for you. 11 years ago I had a rising PSA (went above 4 from 2.8 over a 4 year period) that led to a biopsy that led to a diagnosis of cancer. The biopsy found one, and after a lot of research I opted for Proton Beam Radiation, and I'm now a member of "The Brotherhood of the Balloon". I am cancer free, dismissed by my oncologist as well as my urologist, so, I'm with you - let's talk about this sort of thing with other men and the women who care about us. PSA testing still important. So is the research on newer tests that can predict which cancers might turn aggressive. All best to you.
So glad to hear this!!
I wish to thank you for sharing your personal health journey with all of us who have come to love, respect and trust you. So grateful that your journey is positive and will continue to be so for all of your years to come! My husband, a very healthy daily runner in his mid-60’s and who receives annual wellness visits along with PSA screenings, just found that his level went from .08 to 2.7 in this past year and will now take the 4Kscore bloodtest to determine if a biopsy or further screening will be necessary. During the waiting period, we are comforted by his testing diligence but also by your honest and compelling personal story!! Thank you for your show, your ability to cut through the baloney and now for your empathy and compassion! You are doing all of us enormous good in so many ways! Btw, I am one who wrote in awhile back who looks forward to listening to your daily shows as she drives around this great country with her husband looking for adventures!! Best to you!! Corinne❤️
Thank you for sharing that update with us Michelangelo, and for continuing to spread the word about prostate cancer. It's so important that people understand it's treatable, especially if caught early. Wishing you continued wellness! 🙏🏾✊🏾💖
Michelangelo, thank you for sharing your experience. I too was just diagnosed with prostrate cancer after a biopsy. Low score-6 in all four sections where it was detected. I am 54 and my physician at Piedmont hospital in Atlanta said he does not recommend radiation therapy for someone as “young” as me. After reading your experience it has prompted me to do more diligence about radiation therapy. Thank you for writing about this.
Wonderful news Mike. You’ve done a great job educating both men and women on this issue. Thanks for being so open about this. We need you—our collective counselor!
So glad you are well. It is so important that we get Health care for all. There is no excuse for not passing it. Carole N
And thank you for the PSA: I reminded my doctor it had been a while since my PSA test, and insisted he add it to my panel of tests. He did, and my results were excellent. I've always worried about my long-term effects of being on the testosterone patch in the early part of this century. Because that patch Rx precedes my current doctor (and his predecessor and his predecessor), there's little institutional memory except my own. Thanks for reminding me to push him on this.
Good luck, sir.