Dr. William Catalona responds the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This group, as David (FLHW) pointed out had absolutely no specialists in prostate cancer when they posted their "report" that testing after 75 was not warranted. Catalona responds sharply. The advocacies are PO'd by this very poor study, and are quite supportive of this article. My thought is that we need to encourage our government to employ experts in the specialty when assembling a task force. IMHO this was very irresponsible of this task force. My biggest gripe with when to test for PSA is the lack of counterpoints in the documentation that is released. I am a proponant of testing 40/35, and never stopping. I will blog a message about
the 40/35 proposal soon! This is a great rebuttal to this recent government cranial gas release.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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