And, let's not forget to add the risk of radiation tumors from having adjuvant or salvage radiation.
Let's face it. Fighting for our lives with this PC is a risk to our health. Sure seems like needless warnings to me. It's not like we have a choice. Driving in a snowstorm has a much greater chance of injury or death, but pulling to the side of the road and freezing to death isn't a great option either.
I really do get tired of some of these study conclusions.
Dang goodlife,....I was reading this thread, and thinking the exact same thing. You posted almost word for word what I was about
I do get tired of some of these studies, but mainly because they introduce sooo much confusion into an already very confused topic. The layman doesn't stand a chance with PCa. At least with most other cancers, most docs will agree at some level.....with PCa...not so much.
And while reading new studies does bring me a degree of frustration, I'm okay with that, because without these studies, little progress would be made. While that progress may not help those of us on this forum today, they just might help some poor soul suffering in the future, and make his life just a little easier.
my two c
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/2010 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes neg, Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
9/3, 2010 PSA - 0.04
9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent
10/14/10, PSA still 0.04, and lupron #1, now 99.9% continent
Total ED, 3 caverject failed
10/20/10 OD'd .5cc trimix, after 3hrs, neo synephrine shot
tried .15 & .17 cc neg, next .2