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Jesus Zetina DM Scuba Club Cozumel

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by jlyle, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Whiles its a good idea to have a colonoscopy to prevent COLON cancer and remove any polyps, a colonoscope will NOT detect prostate cancer! A MRI and or biopsy of the prostate is the only sure way to determine if one has PC. During ones annual physical, the blood work will determine if your PSA is elevated. anything over 5 is cause for concern and will place one on a Urologist six month follow ups.
     
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  2. cicopo

    cicopo Contributor

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    My readings had run in the 5 or 6 range for years but the test in late 2019 showed 16. Two more tests after getting back from my annual trip to Cozumel both had the same result. The Urologist I was referred to thought I had a minor bladder infection & put me on 2 weeks worth of Antibiotics but the final reading was still the same. It is absolutely important that you DO NOT wait for some form of symptom because everything I've read says by the time you have suspicions something is different it may have already spread to your bones.
    The test for that was painless but scary too. That's the one they inject radio active juice into your blood, give it 2 hours or a bit more & then scan your body tip to toe to see if the cancer is on the move. If it has I'm guessing there's a whole lot more needed in treatments.
     
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  3. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    FWIW I don't believe he meant that a colonoscopy can detect prostate cancer. I think he was saying that a colonoscopy is more important or definitive than a PSA test. That may be true but I get them both.
     
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  4. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This also would be incorrect. A colonoscopy will NOT detect prostate issues...period. only a PSA test, MRI or a invasive biopsy will....oh, and a finger.
     
  5. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    But that's not what I meant, either. I meant that I think he meant that he thinks that a colonoscopy is more important (or whatever) for detecting cancer in general than is a PSA test. For me it's a moot point; I get them both.
     
  6. simonbeans

    simonbeans Contributor

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    I am sure this will piss some people off, but I don't really care. This thread was started about Jesus. Then all of a sudden we heard about someone else (who, I am sure is a nice guy) that has similar issues. Nothing is worse when bad news is given and the conversation turns to "yet, my uncle, etc. had the same blah, blah, blah". This is about Jesus. He is our main concern here. HE needs our support, be it financial, spiritual, or just being a friend. I dove with him many times at Scuba Club, had conversations and am happy to call him a friend. My prayers are with you friend.
     
  7. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    Thanks


    I am very sorry to hear about Jesus.
     
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  8. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    Very sorry to hear this.
     
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  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think that you are totally wrong there. Digital exams and PSAs are the tests to catch prostrate problems early, while colonoscopies are to catch colon polyps early - and in many cases have them removed during the exam before they can become a problem. They're both very important. I've seen people die from skipping both as well as live only by fighting hard for the decades given back to them.

    PSAs are somewhat controversial but they are a good early defense I think, along with digital exams. Don't go a year without one of them.
     
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  10. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    Some of the posts in this thread are informative, but they are not really about Jesus Zetina. Would it be possible for a moderator to split this thread with the two subjects?


    Thanks
     

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