Would you like me to leave today!!!! I think John T has explained it well enough already on what an informed patient needs to know and/or do. I never said there are not good doctors, I have seen alot of junk over the years. It may help
open some eyes on new warriors to get the ulitmate factual non-sugar coated world of PCa...it is not all fairness and peaches and cream. We patients are at a huge disadvantage: trust in whomever cause he is a doc (alot of people herein know the down side of that already), the patient usually knows very little about
the choices, the parameters, the outcomes, the total side effects you are signing up for, patient rarely knows about
nomograms, options, or that you could postphone surgery (although it may be just what you want or need).
The doc either does know or should know your case well enough, sometimes they give false hope to patients intentially, that are seeking curative surgery and telling them yes it is curative and only 1% chance of incontinence....yada...yada...yada (I was told that by a local "expert"). You may have not witnessed the 'rush hour' program from other patients, I have seen in for many years on many forums.
Out of respect to you and others, I will tone it down....I made the point on the value of assessment, knowledge, choices, options, and why folks need to be on guard in the real world this actual is.
All treatments have their place.
P.S. (David- I have a list of some great docs...it took me 8 opinions and alot work on my part to find them(4-5 of them are curb material), and just because they worked for me or I am happy with them...I don't go around throwing out their names to others...hey this doc is the best...nobody is superior...I see that on other forums...it could be way biased(couldn't it). Definitely no doc is a one size fits all expert.
Post Edited (zufus) : 2/1/2009 7:21:24 AM (GMT-7)