prostate cancer

Music industry veteran Joe Simpson, father of pop singers Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent surgery to remove his prostate gland after being diagnosed two months ago.

Page Six reports the 56-year-old photographer has already returned to work.

A man’s prostate gland is a walnut sized gland located just below the bladder. It wraps around the urethra (the tube that drains urine from the bladder), and produces the seminal fluid that transports sperm. The vas deferens is the tube that carries the sperm to the uretha.

Causes

99% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are over the age of 50. A diagnosis of prostate cancer is rare in men under 45 years old.

Risk factors include a family history of cancer, race (prostate cancer is more common among black men). Prostate cancer has been associated with gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Diagnosis

The American Cancer Society recommends early detection screening with Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for men 40 and older who have at least one close relative (father, brother, or son) who had prostate cancer at an early age.

Yearly prostate exams are recommended for all black men age 45 or older.

Most black men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer were referred to an oncologist when the PSA test came back abnormally high. The PSA test is controversial (for causing false positives), but it has saved many lives.

If your PSA test is abnormally high, your doctor may order a biopsy. A urologist or radiologists will use a long hollow needle to take a tissue sample from your prostate through your rectum.

Other diagnostic tests include Ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms may vary from none to severe depending on if the tumor has spread or if the tumor is pressing on the duct that carries sperm and semen or the urethra, the tube that drains urine from the bladder.

  • Nocturia (getting up to pee frequently at night)
  • Dysuria (painful urination)
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Difficulty getting an erection
  • Painful ejaculaion

  • Treatment

    If the cancer is slow growing, no treatment may be necessary. Treatment includes hormones to prevent the spread of the cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

    This has been your Medical Minute.

    More Info On the Web

    Prostate Cancer — American Cancer Society

    Prostate Cancer — Cancer.gov

    Prostate Cancer — Mayo Clinic

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    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Bless him.

    • Carolina Blue

      Smh….this subject makes me sad. Lost too many loved ones to cancer.?

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Hugs

    • Carolina Blue

      Thank you. As you can see Im new here as far as posting goes. Been lurking since 08. Your font is always so pleasant and positve.

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Lol I was lurking was back when too when it was only three I read SR, Concrete Loop and Crunk and disorderly. Thank you

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Y’all watching the Obama celebration? Luv me some Common?

    • Carolina Blue

      I started out on rhymes with snitch. Thats how i ended up here. Yw….

    • Carolina Blue

      Hey SugarFoot. Nah im watching Boondocks and drunking Hennessy Black.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Hey hun me too? turn to BET

    • Carolina Blue

      I dont have cable. Keep me updated though. lol

    • Kilroy

      Thanks SA

    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

      Girl, Yolanda was on Fiyah. Folks should have been shouting. If the knew what would come 7 days later….

    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

      God bless him and his family. Lost my MIL to cancer, her sister niw had it…..My father had prostate cancer, it was caught in time and he alive and well and talking smack.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Yaaasssss

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil
    • Carolina Blue

      Good for your dad. Sorry you even had to go through that.

    • A D N

      Goodness gracious. “A long hollow needle to take a tissue sample from your prostate through your rectum”.

    • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

      Joe looks like a bottom so he’s probably had worse pain.

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Yolanda Adams knows she can blow.

    • A D N

      And I thought Obama experienced backlash lol. Boy, how the chickens have come home to roost lol. Trump is reaping what he sowed through what he interjected on Obama…

    • A D N

      Ouch!

    • A D N

      I am sooo sick of CANCER!!!

    • A D N

      Watching Black America since MLK

    • Alicia.Ashe

      My cousin died from it. God bless your father.

    • Let them fall…

      ??

    • missmiami305

      Dang i remember concrete loop lol

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty
    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

      Tears

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Lol just posted

    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

      Thanks

    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

      That was tonight too….arrrgh

    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

      Thanks ?

    • TawnyDelux

      i hope the cancer stays away

    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

      Sorry for that loss for your family.

    • mzwhang90210

      My prayers go out to him & his family.
      My mother was diagnosed with cancer one day at 10:00 a.m., and by 12:00 noon, she was in ICU..it was terminal before we even knew she had it.
      My mother-in-law lived 3 years longer than the Dr’s predicted once she was diagnosed. In the end she chose to stop receiving chemo…she told all of us that she was ready to go. *sigh*
      I said all of that to say…cancer sucks.??

    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

      Thanks it will be on again at midnight, just hit the dvr.

    • Genia W-m

      Never understood this guy after his divorce. He managed his daughter for years. It was said he broke up Jessica Simpson and her husband Nick even. Yet Joe left his family for another man. He was a Methodist pastor one time too.

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Hey whangz! Sorry for your loss

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Cancer does suck. It’s incredible the impact that diagnosis has on a person’s life. I know a few people who were recently diagnosed and it has changed life as they know it. My dad died from cancer so I know the pain it causes.

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      U r so right! U reap what u sew. Especially when u don’t feel no wrong

    • mzwhang90210

      Hey Vanna-Bo-Nanna.
      Thank you???

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      P to the e to the tt-y.

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Lol

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      What channel

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Yes those three were my faves.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      My daddy had prostate cancer. The chit was so slow growing they literally told him go home and come back in 6 months unless he experiences more symptoms. High high success rate. One of highest. God bless Papa Joe.

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      That’s right off expressway too 75/85

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Don’t. Haven’t you read her name? She is not pleasant at all. Run.

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Awesome!!!

    • mzwhang90210

      Yup. So I know you feel me.
      Sorry about your dad.
      *hugs*

    • Incog-knee-gress

      God bless you. I knew some of this. Yall stay strong. It never gets easier, just better with time I’m sure for a loss like that.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Sorry about your dad too. So sorry. Man.

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      ? glad to hear successful stories because that ish is horrible

    • mzwhang90210

      That’s my innernet adopted daddy. Lol…Kiss him for me

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Yeah I do. Sorry about your loss as well. God needed them more is what I tell myself.

      Thank you for not putting your tongue all over me today.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      I feel so selfish at times saying both my folks are two time cancer survivors. Yet it pisses me off bc neither seem to realize how lucky they are and made many changes. Still smoke. My damn daddy black self was eating KFC tonight as a snack. Fried chicken not a snack sir. I want to whack him. But What can you damn do?

    • Incog-knee-gress

      See above. No kisses for him Whang. He being horrible

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Thank you.

    • mzwhang90210

      So…leave my daddy lone!!
      Lol…I still crack up at you saying he was drinking coffee at 10:00 at night?

    • mzwhang90210

      As usual..you had me up until the end????

    • Finding Forever…

      BET & Centric. Repeat @ 11(BET) if you’ve missed it & are interested…

    • mzwhang90210

      Thanks Dubsta.
      I kept my mom’s number in my phone’s contacts list for YEARS after she died…I still have my MIL’s number there. It never gets “easier” just more tolerable…if that makes sense.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      BET

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Yes and I luv it?

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Don’t feel selfish. Everyone is blessed differently. If we were all blessed the same we wouldn’t appreciate our blessings as much. What God has for you is for you.

    • Finding Forever…

      Condolences sent to ya. My family went through the same of having someone (grandmother) be diagnosed & are suddenly gone. It was the end of May to be told Stage 4, slipped into a coma about 3 days later & removed from life support less than a month later. HARD SHIT (excuse my language). Wouldn’t wish it on anyone because it soooo takes a toll on EVERYONE. Prayers & TIME are about thee ONLY healers but STILL gets hard. The holidays are NO JOKE.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      That coffee probably followed that chicken! My sister made the home email her his “food diary”. She emailed them back and was like this SOUNDS good. Send me the guest list of who signs in and out for him ? tho. It was pizza spot. Chinese place. Just damn awful. He probably caught a cab for that KFC tonight. Bet!

    • mzwhang90210

      It’s all God’s plan. How YOU feeling guilty for something He ordained?
      Just hug them folks a lil bit tighter!

    • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

      Glad I met your expectations. ?

    • Incog-knee-gress

      I’m so sad for you @Finding. Omg.?. God bless all who going through

    • mzwhang90210

      So sorry for your loss.

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Thanks!

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Thank you!

    • mzwhang90210

      …??

    • Finding Forever…

      THIS celebration. BEAUTIFUL! Jilly From Philly…that WAIST. YAAASS! Feels like a darn repass for the time we’ve shared over these two terms :(. Best Couple (Presidential). That adoration in his eyes. I tell ya. Mrs. O done grooved up something. Loooove her outfit & hair (goooo Johnny Wright).

    • Finding Forever…

      Thank ya. Same to you as well

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      I’m so glad someone came with the real tea about him. He went from being a “pastor” to coming out and chasing twinks.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      ATL keeps it beyond real. Would expect nothing less

    • Incog-knee-gress

      My sister said she was reading that list at work like yeah he ate all that. He ate a lot of extra stuff too.? Told the folks she feels like he needs assistance grocery shopping. He doesn’t. She just wanna know what he buying?

    • Finding Forever…

      She passed in 2010 so we aren’t currently dealing with it besides missing her (holidays), but this was the situation then. I had been taking care of her & felt SOOOO stupid because the warning signs I (well family too) either didn’t realize or just ignored. Lack of eating, losing of weight, CONSTANT pain & those damn mouth lesions. Cancer was everywheeere (just about) when we were told. Mouth, stomach, spine. Hospice & comfort (morphine) is what was prescribed. Hardest thing to date for me. I was just going to comment on your parents too. Prayers to them & for them. TWO TIMES? They’ve fought & beat that a monster…a TRUE blessing.

    • Scromes1212

      God bless him. This is a big deal in our community. Thanks for bringing awareness

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      I’m watching Joyce Meyer rn. She said, “The Bible said, ‘Pray for your enemies.'” This, after I wished a few males prostates would fall smooth tf out today. Eh.

      *punches the air like Tre Styles* ?

    • KB

      Where is this at in ATL? I need to drive through ASAP.

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      U going tonight?? It’s by the Bank of America building which is off of north avenue by the varsity. I can’t make out which building but the building with the pointy building is Bank of America that I do know

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      I love her

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Yes bc it’s not talk about. My sis dad has it. From what I hear he was n recession but it has come back and he went to therapy now he seems to be ok again

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      She is a spunky Christian. She has SO much attitude, but she knows she is a mess and she acknowledges her faults. Dave Meyer is a special man. He puts up with so much from her yet he seems totally unaffected by her.

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      We all are a mess and need healing from whatever we suffer from. I have read her book and she is awesome to me. I love ppl that can admit they faults

    • Scromes1212

      Glad he is ok.

    • Carolina Blue

      Lol …..she did say she gonna choke a bih!!! ?

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      I didn’t comment from a place of selling her short or “judging.” She makes me laugh because even with her anointing, she can be just as petty as people who lack her anointing. I wouldn’t expect her to be jealous of anyone because of her knowledge and wisdom not only about the Word, but life in general.

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      C&D!!!

    • Carolina Blue

      Dope shit indeed!!!

    • Carolina Blue

      Hey Fendi. I like your font. Good vibes and real shit.

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      Thank you, “Jordan.” May I call you Jordan?

      Welcome to the family. ?

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Fresh knew how to make you laugh lol.

    • Carolina Blue

      Ha! Jordan! Its cool, formalities arent needed with me. Thank you for the welcome!

    • Carolina Blue

      I really never had a chance to explore c&d. Are they still around??

    • KB

      It’s the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Thank you for responding. I was told that the projected picture had been taken down ?.

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      Fresh was a FOOL! I have to jog my memory, but I still say a couple things that Fresh used to say on the blog.

      The best ever was Beyonceitis. Whomever created that page used to have my sides hurting and my eyes watering enough to end the drought in California. My Lord… “Lil’ Creole Pimp” was possibly the funniest thing I ever read.

      When they created a Tina Knowles album cover and had a track listing called “Razor In My Wig,” I thought I was going on to glory.

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      Girl… I scrolled down to ‘sea donkey’ and clicked on the link, knowing what would appear, but I did it anyway.

      Jesus, be a CTRL, ALT, DEL. ????

      http://wigcrypt.blogspot.com/2009/05/same-shit-different-toilet.html?m=1

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      It popped up during the summer on Facebook but I don’t think she does it anymore

    • Carolina Blue

      Oh yeah? Hmmm….?

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      I know sis I was just testifying lol

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Thanks I’m glad he doing better

    • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

      Sorry. I thought you thought I was throwing shade. Not at my Joyce!

      I have a story. Have you ever heard Joyce mention how she met Dave? “I was washing my car, wearing my short shorts…” She also said she used to wear short shorts to Bible study and chain smoke cigarettes. ????

      Anyway, some girl was knocking on the front door of our building, asking me and my mom to let her in. I told her that I don’t know her and she will need to ring whomever she came to visit. She said they weren’t answering. I told her she would need to wait because I don’t open the door for strangers. Then she said, “I’m here for Bible study.”

      Me: “She is here for Bible study?!. Dressed like THAT? Who wears booty shorts to Bible study? She needs to put some clothes on, dressed like a ho for ‘Bible study.'”

      My mom: “You never know, honey. She may be the next Joyce Meyer.”

      When I tell you I cried for days… I relayed the story to Joyce’s staff via social media and they fell out. They said they were definitely sharing our story with Joyce. ?????

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      U good! Wow great story?!!! I love stories like these.

    • Alicia.Ashe

      Thanks

    • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace
    • Incog-knee-gress

      It’s not yall fault. Folks tend to explain away illness symptoms I’ve come to learn. 2010 still kinda recent feeling I’m sure. You are probably still going through it on some level emotionally as a family. Losing the matriarch is the cycle of life, but it’s hard. Yall bond together this holiday season in honor of her. ?

    • Incog-knee-gress

      This is why Library Man rarely stopped in West VA if possible on way to Pittsburgh. I’ve actually passed through this rink dink ass town more than once. Racist ass fukkas. Done called FLOTUS an ape. Glad jobs were lost. Same demographic who voted for Trump. Entitled cavewomen

      http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/15/politics/west-virginia-mayor-michelle-obama-racist-facebook-trnd/index.html

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Get checkups fellas.

      Feel better Joe!

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      They real bold with it. Get caught and apologize. Nah. Stand in your hate.

    • Incog-knee-gress

      Wallow in it. Own it. It wasn’t meant to be racist. Bish please. Bf was like her ass must been under a rock then bc everyone knows that ape, monkey, gorilla etc is racist slur in general. She knew.

    • Renee Bee

      Wowzers!

    • Incog-knee-gress

      We not supposed to care bc he decided to live his truth I guess. *sarcasm *

      How you?

    • Araminta Glissade Chaines

      Screw cancer. Beat this Joe and live happily ever after.

    • Kim

      WOW I am SHOCKED I thought Sandra was going to blame prostate cancer on homosexuality and /or Obama.

    • Shira Harding-James

      That photo looks like some got kicked in the testicles!

    • Shira Harding-James

      I hoped he is healed

    • Low E. TUH!

      EVERYBODY’S OLD FAVES!

    • Low E. TUH!

      I USED TO DIG YBF TOO…

    • Finding Forever…

      The nail’s head you have HIT. She had breast cancer when I was in elementary & beat that one but unfortunately not this. My immediate family eat & celebrate, but we haven’t done ALL her kids plus grand & great-grands in SIX years. Sadly the topic was brought up again this year by cousins, so seeing you write this reallly strikes home. She wouldn’t have allowed it but this time of year is the hardest opposed to the summer cookouts & the 4th. Thanks for the words, it means a lot :). Hey, take it just a lil easy on your Mom & Pop on “some” of their habits. Old habits are hardest…we’re works in progress. Have I convinced you yet? Probably not…LOL. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a9e44d8b65505ce420b1836f520e2f532820abe5064497e3e6db259e11e87701.gif

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Lol

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Oh yes I remember all of that. Lol

    • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

      I have a straight friend who has been bleeding from his rectum. He says it happens every once in a while, during bowel movements. I keep telling him to see a doctor but he keeps making excuses.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      I’m fine (living in my truff ?)

      Fugg folks 2016 lol

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      I hope he’s ok. When you start bleeding for no reason, time to get to a doctor. Hopefully it’s nothing too far gone.