I appreciate your reply here and in my previous thread.
I'm trying (hard) to push things in this direction. But people are so easily swayed by the "normal SOP" They plug you into their flowchart and where you fall is where you fall. There is no longer (or little) any kind of personal one-on-one diagnosis going on. You're just a number on an insurance card. Sad.
I've been trying to gently push my father into vigilantly researching the doctor(s), etc. and have repeatedly told him to seek out Doctors like Dr. Lee -- he found a "new" doctor -- from the sounds of it, he is better than the last, but IMHO not progressive to the point of the Dr. Lee.
All I know, if it was my prostate, I would be following a course of action very much like what your husband did.
My mother was a nurse so she already has the "mindset" that you just do what the doctor says and that's that. So it's a gentle battle of being "nice" and trying to direct him toward what is the best care. But sadly, as is often the case, the children are the idiots and get just a smile-and-nod. Sort of sad since we're the ones that are looking at it objectively.
I've told him several times about the "Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers" book -- and to my knowledge, still hasn't been bought or read.
Oh well -- you can lead a horse to water, eh?
Again, thanks! :)