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Would you show up to support prostate cancer?

Jeff Jarvis a href=”http://www.buzzmachine.com/2009/10/16/small-c-the-penis-post/”talks about what it is like/a to have prostate cancer (via a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/10/we-men-have-complicated-relationships.html”Althouse/a):br /br /blockquoteYou may not want to read this post. It defines TMI. But in the interest of continuing to chronicle the saga of my prostate cancer – for the benefit, I hope, of those who follow – the time has come to write about my penis. Specifically, what it doesn’t do.br /br /Incontinence and impotence are two frightening words for a grown man but they are the side-effects of removing the prostate and its cancer with it. Worth the price, or at least that’s the calculation one makes beforehand: Cancer or erections? Cancer or dry underwear? Cancer loses. /blockquotebr /br /Honestly, I don’t think it’s too much information (TMI). I think men don’t talk about these health issues and they get overlooked. The squeaky wheel gets the grease and all that. br /br /I recently was in a local spa and they were raving about doing services for breast cancer awareness week that were donated to that cause. I applauded them but asked if they would be doing anything for prostate cancer. “Sure!” said the owner. Just let us know when.” The problem is that no one takes up much of a cause for prostate cancer but I think it is partly because men wouldn’t show up. Women all over had organized the spa event and made it a success. I realize that men would need something more than a spa event.br /br /What would it take to get you to show up and help support the cause?