After reading all your input, it is clear that pc will come back sooner or later.
I think that we need to enjoy every day of our life.
Don't you see what a fearsome statement this is ! Someone reads these threads, and presumes that he IS doomed.
Now - I admit that I know nothing of the situation with the writer's condition, but to come here and make a statement that cure is not possible , is plain WRONG.
What a strange thread.
One guy here deems himself CURED after having surgery in May 2010.
Another is convinced that specific dietary choices will totally cure PC while other choices will enflame it.
It sure must be nice to be so sure, despite no definitive supportive results.
Thank goodness people here are honest and report what IS, not what they would LIKE IT to be.
If we can't get the whole range of information here, then this site would be useless.
We need a lot of support, but not phoney support.
I will NEVER really consider myself cured of anything..
In another thread, people got all hot and bothered over the futility of having PSA readings and operations, and declared that statistics were effectively statements of fact that could not be argued against.
Well my doctor quoted ME that if I had an RP, then I WOULD have a 95% chance of complete cure.
In that other thread, there was insistance that I had a 4% chance that I would die of PC.
This is indeed a very dark place, if the attitude is "We give compassionate support here and we are Honest and tell it how it IS , but no phoney support "
Well BULLDUST -- Cure IS very possible, if the PC is Dx'ed early and if the RP is successful in removing all the cancer, and then we can adjust our lives to help ensure that any CTC's are killed off and we live long lives, and up until we step in front of a different bus !
If some think that being honest is to agree that "... PC WILL come back one day, sooner or later ", Then " under the bus with that negative thought and those thinkers "
UNLESS - your treatment has gone so far and you still have increasing PSA etc. then YES, you must be honest as to the likely future..
PS - I totally changed my diet by switching from MEAT to FISH and eating fresh vegies and taking special supplements , and my PSA started to FALL, prior to the RP..
I considered that if the surgeon could quote a 95% guarantee of cure via RP, then if I continued the diet and removed the cancer itself then I should be pretty sweet !
Post Edited (BuiDoi) : 11/28/2010 8:51:53 PM (GMT-7)