It's important to note that Chodak's comments are "an initial PSA of 2.5 without any other reason for it to be elevated". To me this means that UTI, prostatitis, or other eliments must be eliminated first.
As a person who has met Chodak I know him to be extremely conservative about
treating prostate cancer and he is not saying "2.5 well then act...". he is setting a few things to look at that are indeed found in the Strum book. The funny part is that I was once on a stage with him and I disagreed about
AS. He was very nice about
it and stuck to his guns that there needs to be a lot more of it.
Once again, he is known for promoting active surveillance and PSA monitoring long before most top of the line prostate cancer oncologists.
Please read the book. It might surprise some folks and make some others mad. But like many other book's criticism from anyone who hasn't or refuses to read it is questionable....
(Revised...I added a comment)
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 1/15/2011 7:44:10 PM (GMT-7)