Davidg, others, To show you that I am not taking issue with your dr specifically, I guess I need to take on the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
I DONT like taking on either of them. I dont want to fight. Im tired.
Prostate Cancer Foundation, I just dont understand how these blanket statements, how absolute numbers can be given. This otherwise decent story about a very good man, causes me concern.. just as the Samadi press release...
The following - which looks like another promotional release, ends with the statement "His odds of being cured are 40 percent".
Who can make such a statement in a period of perpetually changed medicine, or when each case is unique, 40 y/o kids, 80 y/o men, G6 and G9, etc, etc..
"Since his diagnosis in April 2010, Zenka had his prostate and some lower lymph nodes removed. His cancer was upgraded to Stage 4 when single Gleason 5 cancer cells were discovered in his lymph nodes. He subsequently underwent seven weeks of radiation therapy and is currently receiving a three-year course of hormone deprivation therapy. His odds of being cured are 40 percent."
It seems to me, even by these well meaning doctors, patients and orgs, statements that generalize like that, or 'assume" too many factors, end up doing more harm than good.
We get again into that word "cured". So with a State 4, with some G5, radiation and now a 3 year course of HT, and they know he has a 40% chance of being cured.
I just dont get it.
There's a good reason than ANY commercial ad would NATURALLY POST a disclaimer "each case is different,. each situation is different" etc, etc, etc,,!!
Thats my opinion. Samadi, PCF, I dont care who it is.