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Prostate Cancer

We inhabit a dishonest society. Natural male desires are deemed undesirable. “NO, you cannot do that” is the answer beat into Western boys from youth through grandparent-hood. Whatever it is you want to do, whatever it is that feels good, whatever moves are desirable to you are culturally inappropriate.

Rock throwing, shooting, fisticuffs, wrestling, and other exercises of militant and/or physical prowess are very strictly limited in polite society. There are certain approved sport games for exercising your body, but other uses are not okay.

Reproductive-aged females are prime for reproduction once every 28 days. Males in their primes are capable, interested and excitable at least daily. HUH? Whyizzat?

The males are supposed to fight for the right to breed with the strongest, most vital reproducing females while the weak do not get to. The motivation to excel is linked to the sex drive. Victory means offspring. Strong genes are replicated. Winning males produce strong male and female offspring.

Nature has to get rid of the eunuchs somehow. With no medical data from any studies whatsoever to back me up, I nominate prostate cancer from those chronically unused prostrate glands.

The prostate has various functions. The most important is producing seminal fluid, which is a component of semen. It also plays a role in hormone production and helps regulate urine flow.

Zoo visitors are disgusted to see the monkeys masturbate. That is unacceptable in polite society, but the dang monkeys don’t understand that particular prohibition. However, the typical human male gets it. No good. Don’t do that. Don’t step outside of marital sexual relations either.

Proper male choices in western culture are to exercise your prostate when your wife is in the mood, or to stifle it. By not-so-amazing coincidence, prostate cancer is number two in this society. I now turn you over to the data that inspired this discussion.

Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer

How common is prostate cancer?

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2021 are:

About 248,530 new cases of prostate cancer
About 34,130 deaths from prostate cancer

Risk of prostate cancer

About 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Prostate cancer is more likely to develop in older men and in non-Hispanic Black men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older, and it is rare in men under 40. The average age of men at diagnosis is about 66.

Deaths from prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer.