I tried getting to him for one of our members here but Stephen Strum is hanging it up. He has stated that he is not taking any new cases and posted this on the Prostate Cancer Research Institute P2P network this week:
Excerpt from his last post on P2P.
Please Note: this is going to be my last posting to P2P. I have
decided this for a few reasons.
1. There is not that much activity on P2P and not having to worry
the occasional posting will decrease my stress level.
2. There is major problems with doctors around the world doing
anything outside their own sphere of experience. Even inviting them to
call or email me has rarely been helpful. I end up educating patients
who become frustrated with what they cannot get from their own local
physician. Collaboration & collegiality in the world of medicine is
thus rapidly becoming a thing of the past, assuming it was once more
common than it is today.
3. Eye strain from any additional work on the computer needs to be
avoided by me in light of recent retinal problems.
20 other reasons that relate to my using my "free" time
So, with this last post on 8/10/10 I wish everyone the best. No need
for any emails please.
Stephen B. Strum, MD, FACP
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Specialist in Prostate Cancer since 1983
Member: ASCO, AUA, ASTRO
International Strategic Cancer Alliance (ISCA) Member
Dr. Strum's contribution to prostate cancer research is much appreciated.
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas
Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino