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(CNN)   If going bald in your 20's isn't depressing enough, there's also a good chance you'll eventually need chemotherapy   (pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 49
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2011-02-16 05:04:00 AM
fark.
 
2011-02-16 05:09:20 AM
Oh joy.
What's next? Locusts?
 
2011-02-16 05:41:48 AM
My hair started thinning on top in my late teens and I was completely bald on top by my early/mid 20s, my parents had three different cancers between them, and my dad died of lung cancer in his 50s, so I'm not getting any particular kick out of these replies.
 
2011-02-16 05:47:11 AM
Still have most of my hair though there has been some loss and thinning in my 30's ...According to the article I can safely make fun of bald soon to be cancer ridden guys in their 20's
 
2011-02-16 05:50:27 AM
FTA: But an actual link between the baldness and prostate cancer has not been established - and this new study published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology can't do it either.

Troll article be trollin'
 
2011-02-16 06:15:59 AM
Son of a...

/Apparently I rolled snake-eyes on the genetic craps table
 
2011-02-16 06:41:30 AM
Worrying news doesn't make me worry.

NEWS FAIL
 
2011-02-16 07:12:29 AM
Testosterone is a hellvu drug.
 
2011-02-16 07:18:08 AM
Baldness 'could be good for your health' say scientists

March 2010 Baldness is a result of high levels of the male hormone testosterone. A receding hairline can be a good thing, according to US scientists, who say men who go bald by 30 appear to be less likely to develop prostate cancer.
 
2011-02-16 07:37:50 AM

notmtwain: Baldness 'could be good for your health' say scientists

March 2010 Baldness is a result of high levels of the male hormone testosterone. A receding hairline can be a good thing, according to US scientists, who say men who go bald by 30 appear to be less likely to develop prostate cancer.



So, if I go bald in my 20's, I'll get prostate cancer...BUT, if I don't go bald in my 20's, then I'll get prostate cancer?

Ok, I think I've got it. I think.
 
2011-02-16 07:41:33 AM
Obligatory
www.pbfcomics.com
 
2011-02-16 07:42:16 AM
Wow, I'm an ass load of fail, sorry folks, wrong thread
 
2011-02-16 07:43:23 AM
I'll just leave this (new window), this (new window), and this (new window) here
 
2011-02-16 08:04:04 AM

MightyPez: Wow, I'm an ass load of fail, sorry folks, wrong thread


If you hadn't called attention to it, most people just would have thought it was over their heads and wouldn't have said anything.
 
2011-02-16 08:11:42 AM
I started balding at 21... My dad is going through his second bout of prostate cancer (metastasized throughout his pelvis, spine, and ribs). Then again, he still has a goddamn full head of hair, and he's 89.

Anyway, I'm sure I'll get his cancer, high blood pressure, or diabeetus, at least one.
 
2011-02-16 08:41:18 AM

I'd rather dye: fark.


Ditto.

Not only did I start losing my hair at 21 and now have to wear hats in the winter to keep body heat in and in the summer to keep from blistering my scalp, but now I have to start getting an annual finger up my ass?

Thank God I'm marrying a nurse with kickass healthcare.


NTTAWWHAFUYA
 
2011-02-16 09:13:19 AM
I was bald at 19. I beat the risk factor by a matter of months.
 
2011-02-16 09:16:17 AM
My father, who died of a heart attack at 63 had a full head of hair. My brother who is now 40 is pretty much bald and has been since his 20's. I am 46 and have a full head of hair and the same high blood pressure that killed my dad. My brother does not. Genetics. how does it work?
 
2011-02-16 09:28:51 AM
This makes me feel sorry for two of my ex-boyfriends. They both started balding in their early 20s.

/Okay, I only feel SLIGHTLY sorry for them
 
2011-02-16 09:44:08 AM

riverwalk barfly: My father, who died of a heart attack at 63 had a full head of hair. My brother who is now 40 is pretty much bald and has been since his 20's. I am 46 and have a full head of hair and the same high blood pressure that killed my dad. My brother does not. Genetics. how does it work?


Do you remember having a swimming pool or a milk man when you were around 6?
 
2011-02-16 10:06:04 AM

wildcardjack: riverwalk barfly: My father, who died of a heart attack at 63 had a full head of hair. My brother who is now 40 is pretty much bald and has been since his 20's. I am 46 and have a full head of hair and the same high blood pressure that killed my dad. My brother does not. Genetics. how does it work?

Do you remember having a swimming pool or a milk man when you were around 6?


Honestly, I would not put it past my mother.
 
2011-02-16 10:12:42 AM
After seeing family members and friends go through chemotherapy, I'm leaning toward just dying rather than going through that shiat.
 
2011-02-16 10:23:37 AM
This article is sadly relevant to my balding interests.
 
2011-02-16 10:27:08 AM

wage0048: After seeing family members and friends go through chemotherapy, I'm leaning toward just dying rather than going through that shiat.


You may actually live longer. My cousin's wife was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She died a year later from the radiation.
 
2011-02-16 10:29:11 AM

dickfreckle: MightyPez: Wow, I'm an ass load of fail, sorry folks, wrong thread

If you hadn't called attention to it, most people just would have thought it was over their heads and wouldn't have said anything.


Yeah, Pez, the proper action would have been to come back a few dozen posts later and say, "Gee, I thought nothing was obscure on Fark."

; )
 
2011-02-16 10:53:46 AM
What if I was had a bald spot at 17 because of the shiatton of chemotherapy I had when I was 16?
 
2011-02-16 10:59:03 AM

I'd rather dye: fark.


this

Fail in Human Form: Son of a...

/Apparently I rolled snake-eyes on the genetic craps table


and this

/i haz a sad
 
2011-02-16 11:37:40 AM

riverwalk barfly: wildcardjack: riverwalk barfly: My father, who died of a heart attack at 63 had a full head of hair. My brother who is now 40 is pretty much bald and has been since his 20's. I am 46 and have a full head of hair and the same high blood pressure that killed my dad. My brother does not. Genetics. how does it work?

Do you remember having a swimming pool or a milk man when you were around 6?

Honestly, I would not put it past my mother.


Doesn't the bald gene go according to your mother's father? Sooo... Did you have a milk woman?
 
2011-02-16 11:44:02 AM
My hair is like a bear pelt. Your argument is invalid.
 
2011-02-16 12:18:50 PM

a4matte: riverwalk barfly: wildcardjack: riverwalk barfly: My father, who died of a heart attack at 63 had a full head of hair. My brother who is now 40 is pretty much bald and has been since his 20's. I am 46 and have a full head of hair and the same high blood pressure that killed my dad. My brother does not. Genetics. how does it work?

Do you remember having a swimming pool or a milk man when you were around 6?

Honestly, I would not put it past my mother.

Doesn't the bald gene go according to your mother's father? Sooo... Did you have a milk woman?

This is true. my maternal grandfather was bald. May be that my dad was the evil/cool one - depends on perspective. Sad: my wife told me after discussing this thread that she would rather me have a full head of hair and die young rather than have no hair, now who is the trophy wife? lol

/love my wife
// I need a haircut
 
2011-02-16 12:21:45 PM

notmtwain: March 2010 Baldness is a result of high levels of the male hormone testosterone.


Thank God I dodged the Great Baldness Blizzard of March '10 inside watching Lifetime.
 
2011-02-16 12:33:20 PM
Chemotherapy is a very last resort treatment for that disease. It goes remove prostate, hormone treatment, radiation therapy and then...only if their PSA is still really high...chemo. In fact, if it gets that far, you've likely gotten another form of cancer.
 
2011-02-16 12:37:55 PM

tankjr: FTA: But an actual link between the baldness and prostate cancer has not been established - and this new study published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology can't do it either.

Troll article be trollin'


Yay for correlation vs causation

Not to mention that prostate cancer is one of the most detectable, slowest growing, most treatable cancers out there.

It's not like they're saying "if you went bald early, you're going to get small cell lung cancer by the age of 50, it'll be more or less undetectable until it's stage 3, and you'll have about 3 months to live when detected."
 
2011-02-16 12:38:13 PM
Uh, no, subby. Prostate cancer typically hits so late in life and grows so slowly that you almost never need chemo.

My grandpa did because he was still young enough (60ish) but it had grown so long that it was stage 4. He managed to survive 16 years. Then pancreatic cancer killed him.

If it's localized to the prostate, which is usually the case, you either get a radiation seed or you remove the prostate. If you're young enough removing the prostate messes with hormones too much that it becomes a pain, so you go with the seed.
 
2011-02-16 12:48:44 PM
I went bald in my early 20s, and I don't have a prostate.

/really getting a kick!
 
2011-02-16 01:39:31 PM
I turn 40 in three months.

I still have every hair on my head, and I don't have very many white hairs, yet. I can still pass for young 30s.

My mother's father died with a full head of hair.

/Ha ha, baldies!
 
2011-02-16 01:49:53 PM

Pipkin E: I'd rather dye: fark.

Ditto.

Not only did I start losing my hair at 21 and now have to wear hats in the winter to keep body heat in and in the summer to keep from blistering my scalp, but now I have to start getting an annual finger up my ass?

Thank God I'm marrying a nurse with kickass healthcare.


NTTAWWHAFUYA


This
/bummer
//But I do have a lot of testostorne. You know what that means ladies.
/They know I'm bald and wear hats all the time. Fark.
 
2011-02-16 01:54:00 PM
Am I screwed or not?
 
2011-02-16 02:16:09 PM

Zombalupagus: dickfreckle: MightyPez: Wow, I'm an ass load of fail, sorry folks, wrong thread

If you hadn't called attention to it, most people just would have thought it was over their heads and wouldn't have said anything.

Yeah, Pez, the proper action would have been to come back a few dozen posts later and say, "Gee, I thought nothing was obscure on Fark."

; )


I thought the gun was a reference to testosterone, which was made funnier because that was the last article I just read.

/seriously 27 and my hair line is making a beeline for the back of my head, not happy...
 
2011-02-16 02:43:29 PM
Starting balding at 19, but also started masturbating frequently at 13 and that's supposed to help ward off prostate cancer. I figure I'm even steven.
 
2011-02-16 04:14:08 PM
I started balding @ age 20.

Guess it's time to ramp up the prostate massages.
 
2011-02-16 04:27:36 PM

the7thcircle: Guess it's time to ramp up the prostate massages.


How YOU doin'?
 
2011-02-16 04:41:09 PM
Oh goodie.. I'm 21 and, yep, going bald. No bald spots on the back of my head, but my skin is starting to be visible through my hair at the front of the head.
The "fun" part (oh what fun) is that my dad turned bald-ish in his 20s too and he died of cancer a few years ago. It wasn't prostate cancer, though, but malignant melanoma. I wonder if that was a coincidence.. probably was, but still. Bleh..
 
2011-02-16 08:31:56 PM
I better start jerking it 4 times a day now!
 
2011-02-16 09:57:57 PM

WilderKWight: I turn 40 in three months.

I still have every hair on my head, and I don't have very many white hairs, yet. I can still pass for young 30s.

My mother's father died with a full head of hair.

/Ha ha, baldies!


My hot wife thinks bald guys are sexy.

HAHA furballs!

/i keed i keed
//on the furballs thing, the rest is true.
 
2011-02-17 12:04:11 AM

riverwalk barfly: My father, who died of a heart attack at 63 had a full head of hair. My brother who is now 40 is pretty much bald and has been since his 20's. I am 46 and have a full head of hair and the same high blood pressure that killed my dad. My brother does not. Genetics. how does it work?


Ask the postman.
 
2011-02-17 09:25:27 AM
I went bald in my 20s because of chemo. Hair is back now but a lot thinner and less curly than it was
 
CPB
2011-02-17 08:22:43 PM
Hmm. My forehead started expanding faster than the hair could keep up with it in my late teens. Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer (although he has plenty of hair) and treated (removal) roughly six months ago. Around that same time frame, I developed alopecia areata on my jawline to go along with my fivehead and growing bald spot in the back of my head.

Oh, I'm so very very very farked.

/lights another cigarette for good measure
 
2011-02-18 08:43:17 AM
To all my fellow farkers who may be losing their hair I say shave it.

It's the best decision I ever made. It's cheaper than getting hair cuts and buying shampoo once a month. It's cool in the summer and with the right hat in winter you wont even notice it your body heat escaping. Plus, ladies love it. Nothing feels quite like a woman's hand rubbing against your freshly shaved scalp.
 
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