You have a fair point, Ziggy.
Recently had dinner with a friend I had not seen in over 25 years. He related a story about his heart condition that was diagnosed shortly after our last rendevous. They advised watchful waiting for that case as he was otherwise in good shape and the current treatment at that time was pretty dire. Something like 12 years later he had an operation that did not exist at the time of his Dx which corrected the problem with minimal risk or lifestyle impact.
Progress is slow, but it does come along.
It's not always that slow, depends where you are and what's available. I'm very fortunate to have done a clinical trial of a far less invasive treatment thats been successful for over two years now.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A
2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study
4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal
7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 -
April 2009 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy
2/16/10 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy