Hotel for Prostate Cancer Pony Express September 8th in Washington, DC

Hi All:

The hotel for the evening of Saturday, 8 September is the Best Western on Richmond Highway in Mt. Vernon, Virginia. http://bit.ly/BestWesternMtVernon

Everyone makes their own reservations directly.

There will be a welcome get together at the hotel at 6:30 pm September 8th.

Hope to see you there!

Be sure and follow us on Facebook for details and following our riders.

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How to slow prostate cancer recurrence

If you are a prostate cancer survivor as I am, 9 years last month, the recurrence of your prostate cancer is an ongoing concern. I test and track my PSA every six months and beginning this month I’ll be tracking it using my free Internet account at ProstateTracker.org.

Dr. Snuffy Myers has been running a series of video casts about his prostate cancer arrest program, which I believe is worth listening to and following.

I’ve read The China Study by Colin Campbell, which I recommend to everyone, and I’m working my way through materials about the Gerson Therapy program.

Both the China Study and the Gerson Therapy program focus on the food we eat – and don’t eat – as the most fundamental tool available for preventing and curing disease. Dr. Myers’s approach is very similar.

I would be interested in hearing your thoughts and experiences.

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PS: Our 2012 Prostate Cancer Pony Express is riding across the US and back for prostate cancer awareness. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman meet with our riders Tuesday and personally signed our Pony Express flag. Thank you Governor Heineman.

Follow out riders live on the Internet at @ http://bit.ly/ProstateCancerPonyExpressLive

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Why you should have a wingman when you visit your doctor

During part of my military career I was stationed at European Command Headquarters in Germany and traveled frequently to francophone sub-Saharan Africa where I routinely interacted with African military leaders in French.

Although I could speak French, I found that my conversations were much more fruitful when I used the State Department officer that accompanied me to translate the comments from French to English. This gave me time to think about what was being said and the appropriate response rather than on translation process.

The following NY Times article discusses the problems patients have in talking with their doctors:http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/afraid-to-speak-up-at-the-doctors-office/

Having a second person with you at important meetings with your doctor can ensure you ask the right questions and hear what the doctor is saying.

Having a good wingman is incredibly valuable.

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Day 67 – Richmond, Virginia

The Prostate Cancer Pony Express arrived today at the capitol in Richmond, Virginia.

Three Iron Butt Prostate Cancer Pony Express riders brought the dispatch bag and memorial journal from the governor’s office in North Carolina.

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The riders delivered a letter to Governor McDonald pointing out the importance of prostate cancer awareness and early detection, and the governor’s office gave a riders a Gubernatorial Proclamation officially making September Prostate Cancer Awareness month in Virginia.,

The next stop is Washington, DC, over memorial day weekend, followed by West Virginia and points west.

You can follow the riders live on Google maps @ http://bit.ly/ProstateCancerPonyExpressLive

Ride with us. Sign up at http://bit.ly/2012ProstateCancerPonyExpressRegistration

Support the riders @ http://www.active.com/donate/2012PCPonyExpress

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Why Young Men Need to Have an Annual Prostate Cancer Test

Here’s Keith Wegen’s Story – It Happens So Often

“At the age of 44 years old I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Before I was diagnosed, I knew something was wrong with my health and visited the doctor for frequent testing.  My primary physician never thought to give me a PSA or DRE exam due to the common practice of denying younger men prostate screenings.  Only by intuition and seeking out another doctor, was I able to be diagnosed.  Moreover, given the nature of my aggressive tumor, I possibly could have died from this disease before the prescribed prostate screening at age 50.

I elected to have surgery in November of 2011.  Due to complications after, I spent 19 days in the hospital battling 3 serious infections.  I had plenty of downtime to reflect on life and what I wanted to do when I fully recovered.  I felt called to make a difference by raising awareness and funds for the early detection of prostate cancer.  

I am a very active individual and have been inline skating for 17 years.  In fact, just two days after my prostate cancer diagnosis, I went on my longest skating trek ever, a 60-mile skate from Boulder to Greeley, CO.  I had been planning it for months and wasn’t about to let cancer stop me from doing what I love.
Clearly I have a passion for inline skating and now a new intensity for helping others afflicted with this same disease. Therefore, my goal for 2012 is to combine these two passions and raise at least $10,000 for the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), based in Centennial, CO.  I will do this by accepting pledges, donations and sponsors for a 395-mile inline skate across Colorado.

On September 6th I plan to start at the Wyoming border and end at the Oklahoma border on or about September 15th, 2012.  September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the timing of my event will coincide with PCEC’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, which provides free screenings to men in Colorado and around the nation. “

Next Steps

1 – Support Keith at http://www.crowdrise.com/wegen
2 – Create your free prostate cancer tracker at http://www.ProstateTracker.org, and make certain you don’t get caught with a surprise untreatable prostate cancer diagnosis

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Dr. Snuffy Myers on how to prevent prostate cancer recurrence

As an eight year prostate cancer survivor myself, prostate cancer recurrence prevention, or PCa Growth Arrest as Dr. Myers terms it, is number one of my list of priorities.

I’ve met and talked with Dr. Myers twice at the annual Prostate Cancer Research Institute conference in Los Angeles, and I have great respect for his advice and experience. If my prostate cancer ever recurs, Dr. Myers is the first person I will call.

This video offers some great insights and advice that comes from Dr. Myers’s personal battle with prostate cancer. In my opinion, prostate cancer advice doesn’t get any better than this.

After you watch this video, visit ProstateTracker.org and get on the waiting list to create your free Internet PSA tracking service. You enter your PSA data and ProstateTracker will send you a reminder 11 months later to take your next test.

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Dr. Snuff Myers on Prostate Cancer Growth Arrest

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Prostate Cancer Pony Express – Day 54 – Memphis

The Prostate Cancer Pony Express is in Memphis. Who’s going to be the first to buy the riders a beer and win a fabulous prize?

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