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So some interesting PSA's are popping up on the internet and even some TV stations up in Canada where they are made.

 

Quite good in a manner of discussing a very serious topic

 

 

 

http://youtu.be/bzOpgUPyl4I

 

 

 

http://testicularcancercanada.ca/

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i love the mechanic one, it actually makes sense. the cop one is just a bit creepy, esp because he's much older than the kid driving.

There was a super scary PSA about texting while driving made and released in Wales a few years back. the horror. i think this form of communication can be incredibly useful.

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Steven just spends too much time at the full service isle waiting for his... :P

 

I believe these PSA's were actually organized by a woman who lost her son to testicular cancer. It's an extremely important message that men should know their bodies better when it comes to that. And when something does feel different to go in and get it checked out... a lot of men don't.  Prostate cancer doesn't get the attention it deserves either. 

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Steven just spends too much time at the full service isle waiting for his... :P

 

I believe these PSA's were actually organized by a woman who lost her son to testicular cancer. It's an extremely important message that men should know their bodies better when it comes to that. And when something does feel different to go in and get it checked out... a lot of men don't.  Prostate cancer doesn't get the attention it deserves either. 

 

Very few cancers get the attention they deserve, unless they are breast cancer.

There was a poster campaign run over here that caused a lot of outcry for pancreatic cancer with a picture of a women and the line "I wish i had breast cancer" - because there is approximately no money spent on pancreatic cancer and a stupidly high percentage of people die from it very quickly. Obviously no offense to anyone who gets breast cancer - all cancer is awful - but only boobs get the big research money. it's strange and sad.

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...and men can get breast cancer too

 

Can they really? 

 

It's sad that not all cancer varieties get as much attention as breast cancer, even ones that are equally as common. It's been a big step up for women's health, though, which for ages received very little attention at all. 

 

In the end I hope we can all agree that the dumbest thing of all is that more money and research is invested in drugs to give old dudes hard-ons than on life-saving treatments for cancer victims everywhere.

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It's sad that not all cancer varieties get as much attention as breast cancer, even ones that are equally as common. It's been a big step up for women's health, though, which for ages received very little attention at all.

Well, the reason why breast cancer gets most spotlight is because it's the closest one we have come to finding the cure. They just need funding to push it through. Once it's done, we can move on to another cancer and help more people.

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Well, the reason why breast cancer gets most spotlight is because it's the closest one we have come to finding the cure. They just need funding to push it through. Once it's done, we can move on to another cancer and help more people.

 

I am fairly certain that the main treatment for breast cancer is still a large operation to remove damaged and potentially damaged tissue, followed by a course of super toxic chemo. 

"close to a cure" is not close like we would all think it is. after all, the advice given currently is: if you are in a risk category and you are done having kids, have a double mastectomy (like Anglie Jolie did, brave girl). That;'s not a cure, that's an amputation.

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Lol - I've just worked out that PSA probably stands for 'public service announcement' - not the psa of 'prostate specific antigen' which is prominent in the minds of guys who have troubles with prostate cancer.

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Can they really? 

 

 

Yes, although it is rare in men

 

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/about-breast-cancer/men-breast-cancer?gclid=CIfys_XEhr4CFZDKtAodu1sA0g

 

It's been a big step up for women's health, though, which for ages received very little attention at all.

 

In Britain it's the other way round. Women are more likely to present themselves with health matters than men and men's use of healthcare in Britain is significantly less than women. Various studies have been done to find out why and it's the same old gender issues that keep coming up.

 

In the end I hope we can all agree that the dumbest thing of all is that more money and research is invested in drugs to give old dudes hard-ons than on life-saving treatments for cancer victims everywhere.

 

The market leading drug "to give old dudes hard-ons", Viagra, was in fact developed to treat heart problems like angina but the trial results were disappointing. The drug would have been dropped but when trial volunteers reported getting lots of erections Pfizer repackaged the drug and happily sat back counting the cash :P

 

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In the end I hope we can all agree that the dumbest thing of all is that more money and research is invested in drugs to give old dudes hard-ons than on life-saving treatments for cancer victims everywhere.

 

?? Is this an implication that a nice functional hard-on isn't as important to an old dude as it is to a young dude?

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?? Is this an implication that a nice functional hard-on isn't as important to an old dude as it is to a young dude?

Yes, Mr. Wilde, just what is your exact thinking on this subject?  <_<  :P

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?? Is this an implication that a nice functional hard-on isn't as important to an old dude as it is to a young dude?

 

Not at all. Just that it should be less important to them both than finding cures for life-threatning illnesses. 

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The market leading drug "to give old dudes hard-ons", Viagra, was in fact developed to treat heart problems like angina but the trial results were disappointing. The drug would have been dropped but when trial volunteers reported getting lots of erections Pfizer repackaged the drug and happily sat back counting the cash :P

 

 

 

Can't really blame them - recouping what they lost as a treatment for heart disease and then going on to pad the bank account!

I am fairly certain that the main treatment for breast cancer is still a large operation to remove damaged and potentially damaged tissue, followed by a course of super toxic chemo. 

"close to a cure" is not close like we would all think it is. after all, the advice given currently is: if you are in a risk category and you are done having kids, have a double mastectomy (like Anglie Jolie did, brave girl). That;'s not a cure, that's an amputation.

 

Actually few surgeons will recommend double mastectomy as a preventative.  Even after a biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of breast cancer my surgeon did what is called a lumpectomy. I knew that there was a possibility I would awake from the anesthetic having had the entire breast removed, but awoke to nothing more than a small incision and a dent.  

 

The treatment is to remove the affected tissue, sometimes up to the entire breast, as well as some of the lymph nodes. That is sometimes followed by chemotherapy depending on the pathology results and those of several other types of testing to conclude the probability of recurrence, and is almost always followed by radiation therapy.

 

Breast cancer in men may be very rare, but when it happens it frequently goes misdiagnosed until it is too late. What man does a self exam or goes for regular mammograms?

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John Hurt scared the f*%k out of Britain in the 1980s when this AIDS PSA was shown repeatedly on UK commercial channels... but it worked. It's still relevant and we probably need an updated version

 

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John Hurt scared the f*%k out of Britain in the 1980s when this AIDS PSA was shown repeatedly on UK commercial channels... but it worked. It's still relevant and we probably need an updated version

 

 

I never really understood the whole "scare you to try to get you to not do it." To me, that commercial seemed so dark that it was more comical then anything else because it seemed like it was trying too hard. Maybe it's because AIDS has sort of slipped by as an afterthought for my generation that it doesn't strike me like it may strike someone my parent's age. 

 

Just a thought....

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Darn and I thought I was original, Damn you Wildone :P

 

Nice one Zombie, but I think the Australians outdid the Brits in over the top PSA's

 

Here's a fun one I found that was made in the year of my birth, Thanks to the Aussies :P

 

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I never really understood the whole "scare you to try to get you to not do it." To me, that commercial seemed so dark that it was more comical then anything else because it seemed like it was trying too hard. Maybe it's because AIDS has sort of slipped by as an afterthought for my generation that it doesn't strike me like it may strike someone my parent's age. 

 

Just a thought....

 

Yep, that presentation sure wouldn't work in this media age. But UK 1987 was a different country and a different people - it's difficult to understand how things worked then. In fact I don't know how traditional PSAs can be effective now, unless they're done with humour like wildone's brilliant examples, and organisations that try "cool" routes like viral marketing always look kind of ridiculous because that stuff only works by happenstance. I just feel there's a need for something else on this subject appropriate for now :)

 

Nice one Zombie, but I think the Australians outdid the Brits in over the top PSA's

 

Both those PSAs were made around the same time but the Aussies were obviously aiming for the horror Oscar :P

 

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"I'll be BACK!!"

 

So, you thought this catch phrase comes from The Terminator? Wrong. More than 10 years earlier -1973 - it was the terrifying tag line in this UK PSA for 6-10 year olds that put a whole generation of kids into permanent trauma therapy.... :lol:

 

 

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Yep, that presentation sure wouldn't work in this media age. But UK 1987 was a different country and a different people - it's difficult to understand how things worked then. In fact I don't know how traditional PSAs can be effective now, unless they're done with humour like wildone's brilliant examples, and organisations that try "cool" routes like viral marketing always look kind of ridiculous because that stuff only works by happenstance. I just feel there's a need for something else on this subject appropriate for now :)

 

 

Both those PSAs were made around the same time but the Aussies were obviously aiming for the horror Oscar :P

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

"I'll be BACK!!"

 

So, you thought this catch phrase comes from The Terminator? Wrong. More than 10 years earlier -1973 - it was the terrifying tag line in this UK PSA for 6-10 year olds that put a whole generation of kids into permanent trauma therapy.... :lol:

 

 

That traumatizes me.  I'll never let my grandson close to the lake again without a life jacket.  Sheesh.  Maybe I should just show him the PSA.  :P

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Yep, that presentation sure wouldn't work in this media age. But UK 1987 was a different country and a different people - it's difficult to understand how things worked then. In fact I don't know how traditional PSAs can be effective now, unless they're done with humour like wildone's brilliant examples, and organisations that try "cool" routes like viral marketing always look kind of ridiculous because that stuff only works by happenstance. I just feel there's a need for something else on this subject appropriate for now :)

 

 

Both those PSAs were made around the same time but the Aussies were obviously aiming for the horror Oscar :P

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

"I'll be BACK!!"

 

So, you thought this catch phrase comes from The Terminator? Wrong. More than 10 years earlier -1973 - it was the terrifying tag line in this UK PSA for 6-10 year olds that put a whole generation of kids into permanent trauma therapy.... :lol:

 

 

 

You evil Zombie !! I'm gonna have nightmares - again ! Do you have to post spiders and other evil things here on GA ! :angry:

 

:funny::lol: :hug:

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