If you’re a young man diagnosed with prostate cancer, maybe your first thought is, “Am I going to die?” And then, “What’s the best way to treat this?” And then: “Will I ever get my life back?” And here’s the thing: By the time they get to that third question, a lot of men get […]
https://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/VJ-back-to-robust-e1578273839579.jpg200301Janethttp://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/vital-jake-logo3-300x146.pngJanet2020-01-05 18:44:022020-01-05 18:44:02The Way Back to Robust
I would like to begin this story with two words for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the inept brain trust whose misguided advice in 2012 stopped millions of men from routine screening for prostate cancer. Coincidentally, there was an upswing in men – including guys in their 40s and 50s – who were […]
https://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Tied-gun-for-VJ-e1577728388398.jpg225300Janethttp://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/vital-jake-logo3-300x146.pngJanet2019-12-30 11:20:282019-12-30 21:14:53Even the Deadliest Prostate Cancer Can be Cured, if Caught Early!
In 2013, Allan Odden was 70, newly retired from a career as a college professor, in good health, walking four miles a day, playing golf and bridge, and ready to enjoy many more years with his wife, Eleanor. When he went for his yearly physical, his doctor asked if he wanted a PSA test to […]
I’m in my seventies. My doctor said I don’t need any more PSA tests because I’m too old to worry about it. Is that right? It depends on you and your PSA history. There are some troubling statistics, which I will get to in a minute. But first the good news: If you are in […]
https://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Older-man-for-VJ-e1573712006352.jpg200300Janethttp://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/vital-jake-logo3-300x146.pngJanet2019-11-14 09:06:402019-11-14 09:07:13Do Older Men Still Need a PSA Test?
Why did I say that no PSA number above 1, by itself, is a guarantee that you don’t have cancer? Why do we say this in our book? Because that’s what H. Ballentine (Bal) Carter, M.D., the great Johns Hopkins urologist and scientist, discovered. In fact, he says: “There is no PSA value below which […]
https://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Barometer-for-VJ-e1573332137760.jpg225300Janethttp://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/vital-jake-logo3-300x146.pngJanet2019-11-09 13:52:302019-11-09 13:53:17PSA Velocity: It’s Not the Number, but What It Does!
Why do I write so much about prostate cancer? Because I can’t get away from it. And now prostate cancer, never very far away, has hit close to home. Again. Before I tell you my story, please study this picture. This is a picture of a miracle. It’s not a pincushion. It’s an MRI of […]
Note: I’m not fat shaming! I am excited, because here is something you can do to lower your risk of dying of prostate cancer! Fat is flammable. There’s so much fat in bacon grease, you can use it as a fire starter. You can also take a can of Crisco, stick a wick in it, […]
https://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Fat-and-PC-for-VJ-e1571336804976.jpg200300Janethttp://vitaljake.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/vital-jake-logo3-300x146.pngJanet2019-10-17 12:13:302019-10-17 12:13:30The Spare Tire and Your Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer