Perhaps neither of us is good for the spirit of this board and for newbies and recently treated men seeking support.
You can inundate the forum with AS noise and spam, and I could do the same with the thousands of articles out there (see below), including academic ones, that point out the dangers of AS.
What good does that do to folks coming here for peer to peer support? Yours is a mission, a crusade. It's a shame.www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/11/inaccuracies-in-prostate-cancer-tests-cast-doubts-on-active-surveillance/
"Prostate cancer in some men is being allowed to progress to a dangerous stage because tests are not accurate enough, researchers suggest.
A study found more than half of a group of men whose tumors were initially classified as slow-growing and confined turned out to have a more serious form of the disease.
The findings, published in the British Journal Of Cancer, suggest that men are being given false hope by tests that underestimate the aggressiveness of their disease."
"Our results show that the severity of up to half of men's prostate cancers may be underestimated when relying on tests before they have surgery. Whilst active surveillance would seem to be a safe approach for some men, nearly a third will end up needing surgery or radiotherapy within five years."
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