Friday, May 27, 2016

Harvest Presents: Prostate Cancer

Hey guys. I have something important to talk to you about today!

Prostate Cancer!

Now, I know you guys know I am a genderfluid who was assigned female at birth, so this is kind of a new topic for me to checck out. I'm all for keeping everyone healthy.

I also would like to post a disclaimer that I am not a doctor and I cannot give you 100% correct information.

This is from my personal research and merely suggestions as to what I would do if I were in your shoes. You do not have to do this. I am not requiring you to do so. Like I said, I am no doctor, nor do I play one on blogspot (ha ha).

I don't know a lot on prostate cancer but I decided that I will take a look.

As you know, the prostate is a gland in males (I'm not sure about female??) that you can access via inserting ones fingers inside of the rectum. But I learned there are two ways to discern if someone has prostate cancer or not. The two types of tests are the prostate-specific antigen (PSA)  testing and the other test is called the digital rectal exam (DRE). The DRE is the one where the doc lubes up and pokes you in the butthole. It's not pleasant in the slightest, but it's something that you should ABSOLUTELY do. Unfortunately, neither of the tests can be 100% acccurate but such is life.

The average age to get one's prostate checked is, of course, 40. If you have not done this and you are past this age, get with your doctor or specialist. They will help you out. I mean it.

You can take steps to prevent getting prostate cancer to some degree. A healthy diet and an active lifestyle (even moderate activity will do) can help you. This goes with many things. Always check with your doctor first before you begin doing any lifestyle changes.

For more information about prostate cancer please visit:
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/index
And for cancer in general visit:
http://www.cancer.org

Keep an eye on your junk people. You don't want to go through that mess.

Lots of Love,
-Harvest Hellion

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