Prostate Cancer Detection Capabilities vs. Healing Capabilities?

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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 11/11/2010 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not/do not frequent this forum, but when I do I review the bio stats on those who post.  What disturbs me is that it appears (to me) that so many have succumbed/acquiesed to significant medical practices that subsequently altered the quality of their lives (including me).  My question to the forum - have we/are we giving the medical community solvrein (sp?) immunity to layman inquisition; are we granting them imminent domain to our prostates?
Looking back and with the knowledge I now have, I would NOT have submitted to my procedure (robot assisted radical prostatectomy).  I was late 57 at detection and 58 at removal.  The doc's described me as the ideal candidate (5'8" and 150 lbs probably was the strongest deciding factor).  I am suspecious, not of intent but of practice.

Don K.
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 11/11/2010 2:00 AM (GMT -6)   
You need to understand that Prostate cancer treatment is BIG business.
And Doctors and indeed, the whole system is a business.
On the other hand, we who suffer from Pca need treatment.
Then, just to muddy up the waters more, EVERY treatment (that I know of) has serious side effects. Furthermore no one can tell ahead of time how bad they may be.
One person after undergoing treatment "A" will suffer only slight or no side effects, while the next patient with same conditions and same doctor may have bad side effects.
Basically, although far from perfect the treatment options are better than they were 70 years ago when when the medical profession just castrated men with Pca and hoped that it would buy some time.
Don K.

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 11/11/2010 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
The good news is that no one operates on us with out our permission.
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