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  • RobertARobertA Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @LouiseJ Lou

    It was funny, a great message and a good post.

    Surprisingly, a lot of men are reluctant to see their doctors for tests to check for prostate, testicular or bladder cancer due to embarrassment. Not me. If I had not gone for tests when I was having frequent night trips to the loo, I might not be here now. Jersey MacMillan are doing a cancer awareness month in March and I will be there at the Co-op in my green shirt telling anyone who will listen to get themselves checked out.

    Rob X

  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 1,446 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Hi Rob,

    I think it is great you are supporting Macmillan in Jersey spread the message of health checks to bring awareness to others about the various symptoms and signs off cancer. It must be very rewarding, and you are a great ambassador.

    I think comedy is also a brilliant way of breaking through the stigma and embarrassment attached to having health screening. It is also very good to laugh! 😂

    Lou x

  • JerseyBobJerseyBob Posts: 160 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2019

    I was delighted to see the recent ITV programme ‘The All New Monty:Who Bares Wins.’ and ‘Ladies Night’.

    It was wonderful to see the emotion, courage and openness of the celebs both male and female. In general I think that the ladies tend to be more receptive to getting themselves checked out and talk about their cancer than men are and as a male with inoperable prostate cancer, I hope that the programme will prod other guys into having regular checks. Prostate cancer often has no symptoms until it is quite advanced.


  • LouiseJLouiseJ Posts: 861 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Rob,

    I haven't seen that programme yet, I didn't realise it was about raising awareness for health screening for cancer.

    There are unfortunately still too many 'unmentionables' and 'too embarrassing' hurdles to get over with so many people. The more we speak up the better! Just reminding people that the Dr has 'seen it all before' , these things aren't very pleasant, but they are short term 'uncomfortable moments' whereas cancer isn't!

    Lou x

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