I spent the last two evenings reading a study from October, 2010. “Prednisone plus cabazitaxel or mitoxantrone for metastatic castration – resistant prostate cancer progressing after docetaxel treatment: a randomized open – label trial
The article had the following introduction:
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men in the USA (1) and the third most common cause of death in developed countries. (
2) (Highlighted words added by me for effect)
(1.) Jemal A, Siegeel R, Ward E, Hao Y, Xu J, Thun MJ. Cancer Statistics, 2009. CA Cancer J Clin 2009; 225-49.
(2.)American Cancer Society. Global cancer facts and figures 2007).
That second point is something that I had not seen before…the third most common cause of death…I did download the pdf "glogal cancer facts and figures 2007" and that particular quote may be somewhat taken out of text. But none the less, I really don't get a warm fuzzy feeling when I read stuff like this.
Gosh, sure lucky that I only got Proatate Cancer.
Age 51 PSA 6.8
Bxy 10 of 12 Cores positive for Gleason 6. up to 75%
Robotic surg 11-02-09
Post op path. 20% neoplasm;4+3=7 Gleason
All nodes (14) and other related tissue negative for cancer
Post op PSA x 3, all <0.01