Is it possible to stop or substantially control the Coronavirus short of having an effective vaccine? There is no guarantee that scientists will be able to develop a vaccine that will be effective enough to completely eliminate Covid-19.
I am hearing and reading some very smart people saying that if 80% of all people would consistently wear a mask when out in public, we could substantially control the spread of the virus. Or, if everybody would wear a mask for 3 weeks, we could potentially “stop” the spread. On July 17, 2020, the director of the CDC said that the US could get coronavirus under control in one to two months if everyone wears a mask. Continue reading →
In my previous article, I provided some of the details of my prostate cancer diagnosis in 2015. In this article I talk about what has transpired in the first year since that diagnosis.
At the time I was given the prostate cancer diagnosis, the urologist explained that there were a number of treatment options available and that we should take the time to research and investigate these options. We were introduced to a patient representative who could assist us with our research. We were provided information about a local support group and subsequently provided appointments with professionals that would explain each of the treatment options in detail. Continue reading →
One year ago, I was diagnosed with early stage, low risk prostate cancer.
Following that diagnosis, I attended several prostate cancer group meetings. It is common for men to not discuss their health issues and in those group sessions we were encouraged to talk about prostate cancer with our friends and family members in order to better prepare men for this health issue. I have debated whether I wanted to address this topic in this blog and clearly I have decided to do so. Simply, it is useful for me to have a sort of diary of my experience and I want to share what I’ve learned about the current practices used for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. Perhaps someone else can benefit from that. Continue reading →