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post #1 of 7 Old 11-27-2016, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Ride To Live, May 28, 2017

Vancouver Island Vstrom riders: Ride to Live is one of the island's major motorcycle fundraising events and it's just been scheduled for May 28, 2017 starting at Ogden Pt in Victoria with lots of fun and prizes. Ride to Live is a way of funding the Island Prostate Centre (IPC), a free service to support the 1 in 4 men who will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and the annual Men's Health Day. Ride to Live Victoria is hoping to raise enough funds this year to have Men's Health Day in Victoria, Sydney and Parksville in 2017. Mark this date on your calendar and I'll post more details, including the website, later. Cheers.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-27-2016, 04:27 PM
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Good cause. I will support this if weather permits. I'm quite a ways away and a long ferry ride:-)
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Good cause. I will support this if weather permits. I'm quite a ways away and a long ferry ride:-)
So am I, but there is a wee (sorry) chance I can participate. Meanwhile, I can tell you that a prostate biopsy hurts for a few minutes, but when the reward is a declaration that I have no cancer there, I consider that discomfort a good investment. Worry is not a good companion, and I have enough of those anyway.

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Keith, let me know if you are going. Perhaps we could coordinate the ride together. You have a much longer ride!
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If you do make it to the event give me a shout and we'll ride together.

In BC the protocol regarding higher PSA results, depending on circumstances, is wait and watch to avoid unnecessary interventions. Options are increasing rapidly as more men become aware of this cancer and the numbers of men who will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. If you're 50 or over and have never had a PSA test go do it and develop a base to monitor as you age. PSA results are susceptible to variables so having a high PSA result does not always indicate cancer but may indicate another disorder. However, catching prostate cancer at an early stage provides better outcomes and the possibility of avoiding major interventions.

The stats are shocking for prostate cancer and it is encouraging to see more and more men becoming aware and doing their part to ensure they have a long life and many days of motorcycling. The 2016 Victoria Men's Health Day resulted in finding 27 men with elevated PSA readings and 5 of those were considered a high risk for prostate cancer. By the way, its best to wait to do your PSA test after a long day of riding your moto, make sure you're hydrated prior to the test and if you've had a digital exam, ye ol' finger in the butt, wait at least 48 hours or longer before doing the test.

Prostate cancer statistics - Canadian Cancer Society

"Based on 2010 estimates, about 1 in 8 Canadian men is expected to develop prostate cancer during his lifetime and 1 in 27 will die from it."

The mortality rate peaked a decade ago and continues to drop as more men, or usually their significant others who drag them down to the lab, take the test and continue to get tested as they age.

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My high PSA was found when I had a physical for life insurance. This led to prostate cancer treatment via a brachytherapy (however you spell it) which involves inserting a very long needle into the prostate and inserting 80 some radioactive "seeds). Worked great. However, we had a ride to Arizona planned for a few days after the procedure and the Dr. didn't think it a good idea. He had told me I'd be uncomfortable for a couple days, so I was confused. We put off the procedure and boy was I glad. I was not riding a MC and was sitting gingerly for quite a while. Worth it all though, as my PSA is very low once again and for the last several years. Yahoo! So get checked and do something about it.
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Anything new, Jerryscove? Web site? Map? Is there a ride involved, other than getting there and back?
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