In my younger days I mis-pronounced prostate as prostrate. When my uncle Morton had prostate problems, my uncle Gordon smiled in condescension at me when I said, “Too bad about Morton’s prostrate.”.
Well, that was then. Now I know better, being of the prostrate age myself, and having some prostrate problems. Like on Nov. 1 of last year when I fell prostrate and unconscious on the bathroom floor after taking that Cardura pill.
But also I now have real prostate problems. Not cancer, as far as I know, but BPH problems. I like the first letter of that: Benign.
Anyway, it’s turning out that the famous PSA test isn’t so useful for detecting
prostrate prostate cancer after all.