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Dan Fogelberg and Prostate Cancer

My last post mentioned the fact that Dan Fogelberg died from prostate cancer. In his final years, he became a strong advocate of early testing for what is the second most common type of cancer found in men. This is also the reason that every sale of this special Dan Fogelberg Retrospective Interview, 2 CD Set will see a portion donated to help find a cure for prostate cancer.

The earlier prostate cancer is detected, the easier it is to cure. Unfortunately, symptoms are rarely present until the disease has progressed to the point where it has moved into other areas of the body. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were more than 186,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008; of them, 29,000 died because they had received a diagnosis only when the cancer had progressed to a late stage. This number could have been greatly reduced if more men had gotten yearly screenings and the cancer caught earlier.

Two screening tests can be gotten yearly to help catch this disease at its earliest stage. A digital rectal exam (DRE), in which a doctor feels the prostate through the rectum to find hard or lumpy areas, and a blood test that detects a substance made by the prostate called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Together, these tests can detect many “silent” prostate cancers that have not caused symptoms. Due to the widespread use of PSA testing in the United States, approximately 90 percent of all prostate cancers are currently diagnosed at an early stage, and, consequently, men are surviving longer after diagnosis.

Until a cure is found, early detection and treatment is a man's best defense against a disease that has taken far too many good men early. Dan Fogelberg was only 56 years old.

Fred Migliore, host of FM Odyssey, the long-running nationally syndicated radio show, has released a two CD interview retrospective of his interview with Dan Fogelberg.

During that interview, Fred engaged Dan in a wonderful, animated conversation about Dan’s first 25 years in the music business. You will hear 13 full-length songs, including "Same Old Lang Syne," "Nether Lands," "The Last Nail," and "Mountains to the Sea," as well as Dan's thoughts on many of those songs.

Dan Fogelberg Retrospective Interview, 2 CD Set is yet another legacy given to us by Dan Fogelberg. Not only will fans get to once again hear the smooth singing voice of one of this talented man, but three dollars of every set purchased is going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

You can purchase the Dan Fogelberg Retrospective Interview, 2 CD Set at http://www.fmodyssey.com/

There are about 45 minutes of "lost segments" from the CD which have never been & WILL likely never be released to the public! Each person that posts a comment during this tour will be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of this one-of-a-kind CD with the remainder of the interview!!! The most unique, insightful, special comment will be chosen to win a copy, in addition to the random drawing winners!

Success comes from knowing when to take chances and when not to. Take a chance and leave a comment; don't take a chance with your life--get yearly screenings of your prostate. Your life could become a living legacy to Dan Fogelberg.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

My husband gets very regular screenings, of which I am thankful! Our friend & neighbor was diagnosed with prostrate cancer last year, but it was in the early stages and he made a full recovery. It's vital men get tested often!!

L. Diane Wolfe

Anonymous said...

You make some very good points here. I agree men do need to get regular checkups. I did not realize that this is what killed a very talented singer. Thank you for the update.

Kelly said...

I thank you for your post & focusing on the Cancer Foundation. That is what is needed & that is the reason, so thanks once again!

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