In a pure world, she is obviously correct.
In a world with litigation, malpractice, shrinking incomes for doctors, insurance, government intervention, etc., I'm not sure if we can ever expect to go to our family doctor, or the doctor our insurance covers, and get a straight up recdommendation that we can rely on .
So, for many of us, doing our own research, comparing notes with other PC patients, and arriving at our own choice is probably more reliable. Because of that, many of us have chosen our treatment for incorrect assumptions, incorrect expectations, and incorrect results. In the end, according to some, no matter what we do, the outcome will be approximately the same.
It's a crazy world.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01