Thanks for the article, and since we all have a horse in this race most (not all) would agree. I tend to disagree with lobbying doctors since mine won't discuss the topic with me and the spokesperson for my VA medical facility told me that PSA tests are not done IAW the VA guidance statement which states it may be done "if the patient specifically requests oñe." DRE's are not to be done under any circumstance...
I find it morally repugnant for vets exposed to AO not to be informed by their pcp's
That they are no longer being tested although they were in the past. The manta of "doing no harm" seems to be violated by doing nothing. Sadly discussions of "harms vs benefits" is not occurring and political action and litigation seem to be the only answers at the current time. Some members of this forum are aware of the clinical guidelines and may desire to comment although I am not requesting it if not desired..yeah, I tend to piss people off like my Dr when I said I'd believe him when he started wearing a "halo".. We are not friends-,lol.
Age 71--a "well seasoned" vet
Dx'd Sept 2010 by symptoms at age68--PSA 4.89--5 G8's and 4 G7's out of 10 cores.t3ahigh risk-High volume with extra capular extension present..79.2Gys IMRT completed in Feb 2011 with 6 months casodex and 3 years lupron--.06 psa after radiation and <.03 Oct 2013--I'M Done!!!!! Finally--Lupron works!