Check up that saved my life

Check up that saved my life

There are 3 comments on the The New Zealand Herald story from Nov 26, 2011, titled Check up that saved my life. In it, The New Zealand Herald reports that:

Bill Walsh, now 75, was 67 years old when diagnosed with cancer and eventually he had surgery to remove his prostate gland.

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marsh

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Nov 26, 2011
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Tommy

United States

#2 Feb 29, 2012
I think most men are getting regular PSA blood tests, but my father was being treated for prostate cancer and responded well to treatments, but was still getting up to urinate 12 times/night. His drs. were still blaming this on scar tissue on the prostate, when he died of a massive heart attack. I have since learned that frequent urination esp. at night can be a sign of heart disease. If we had known this last month my father could still be alive. He was using adult diapers, http://www.theincontinencestore.com for extra sleep, but make sure such problems receive a full medical work up and don't assume it's always a prostate issue.

Since: Feb 09

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#3 Apr 26, 2012
Tommy wrote:
I think most men are getting regular PSA blood tests, but my father was being treated for prostate cancer and responded well to treatments, but was still getting up to urinate 12 times/night. His drs. were still blaming this on scar tissue on the prostate, when he died of a massive heart attack. I have since learned that frequent urination esp. at night can be a sign of heart disease. If we had known this last month my father could still be alive. He was using adult diapers, http://www.theincontinencestore.com for extra sleep, but make sure such problems receive a full medical work up and don't assume it's always a prostate issue.
pretty bad when the doctors arent listening to the patient.
usually its the patient who doesnt listen to their own body..

sorry for ur loss
:(

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