I hear ya on that. But this forum has to walk down the ACA discussion like we're on egg shells. It is a highly political discussion. But it will be more discussed in the future. For right now we don't have ACA in place.
Yes. We are in agreement on that point. I hesitate to say too much about
ACA for that very reason, but it's something that can definitely have an impact on our particular area of interest here. I have no problem tabling that discussion for another time. I've seen major donnybrooks over that issue on other forums.
Tony - Women did not take the crap the USPSTS unleashed on them as lightly as men did with their horrible recommendations vis-a-vis PCa screening.
If men were half as vocal about PCa as women are about breast cancer the USPSTS would have been ridiculed and the AUA not inclined to compromise their own previous positions.
That's what it takes. Until the patient base gets riled enough, or their numbers grow large enough, it's easy to take them less seriously.
I suspect our conversations about
many things here would be much different if women suffered from PCa. (no offense meant to the ladies, just acknowledging political reality)
normal DRE, no symptoms, PSA 6.6
dx 4/13 w/ bx
PSA 7.2, 6 of 12 cores positive, 5% content , GS 3+3, TRUS - no focal lesions
DaVinci 6/5/13 - both nerves spared
GS 3+4 on path report, 50-60% prostate involved, margins uninvolved, pT2c
vesicles and preprostatic fat negative
min. leakage with position change or wait too long to void
ED partially resolved
1 month PSA undetectable
Post Edited (halftrack) : 8/21/2013 5:38:46 PM (GMT-6)