These "Breakthroughs" are are mostly in the stock price of the labs that develop them. If they can't get a patent on it, they are not interested in it..Pomegranate Juice seems to work as well as many of these "breakthrough" drugs and treatments with zero side-effects..What good is a little extra time if you are bed-ridden with advanced cancer symptoms and drug side-effects?? Quality of life becomes very important at this point..
The side-show that goes on back-stage to get these drugs patented, tested, passed clinical trials, FDA approved, and then marketing agreements negotiated, price-points set, takes ten years while countless cancer victims continue to die. If the FDA only approves the drug for late-stage cancer, then no insurance company will pay for it's use on early-stage patients..If you have enough money, $5000/month, sure, go for it...We have spent many $Billions$ of dollars of taxpayer money on cancer research. But when a useful, patentable drug is found, it's always held by a private for profit company..
Remember the Salk Polio Vaccine?? Now THERE was a major breakthrough in medicine. Within 6 months of discovery, it was being distributed FREE in public school across the country..Times have changed..
PSA age 55: 3.5, DRE normal.
age 58: 4.5
64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
67 4.5 DRE "normal"
68 7.0 3rd biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RALP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT. 2-15-'11 PSA 0.0