This is not my usual stuff on knives, boats or even leatherwork. As people who read my blog will know, my wife was diagnosed and treated for cancer the past few months.
Her cancer is/was Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC) Medically, it is treated the same as Ovarian cancer.
Which is all well and good. It also can lead to some nasty surprises, for MEN.
Men don't know about it, but we, gentlemen, can get PPC. Now, the catch for men is that, because the cancer symptomsand, importantly the treatment, are similar to those of ovarian cancer, and because men don't have ovaries (therefore can't get ovarian cancer) peritoneal cancer gets overlooked in men.
We get the same symptoms as women, which are vagues at the best of times. By the time a man goes to his doctors with obvious symptoms of ill heath, the PPC is well advanced and treatment is limited. There are few men with PPC, and it's seems even less of them get successful treatment simply because, by the time it gets diagnosed, the cancer is too far gone and the prognosis is poor.
So, gentlemen, go and have a read of my wife's blog: This way, Thay Way, Somewhere else. At least about the symptoms. You never know, it may even save you life, of the life of a man you know.