Tony Crispino said...
Dangerous and inappropriate? I never said that? Please forgive me if you see my question as stating you have made dangerous or inappropriate statements. I guess I do think the title of this thread is a dissenting post to someone's comments though. And the first sentence is a bit off the topic of the body of the post but I take it to mean that you feel that someone is opposed to the PSA test. (Actually someone I can name is - Dr. Richard Ablin wished he never discovered it). But not me I am for screening every man in his lifetime.
My question presents an opportunity to state when you might think it IS appropriate to consider AS. I may be mistaken to believe that when you post it's in regards to screening, and when AS is discussed I see a presentation of data that would be used to discourage AS as opposed to encourage it.
This morning when I looked at the HW board there were two posts from you. The second post that contained your words dangerous and appropriate prompted my response. That second post has now been deleted. I wonder why?
In this thread previously I posted:
"It is well known that there is a variation between diagnostic pathology and surgical pathology. Many studies during the last 20 years have shown such difference. The reason I posted the Stattin et al study is because it is recent and supports the premise. I am supportive of AS with the condition that the patient understands that a biopsy pathology might or might not totally represent the disease present and other tests can help them make a better decision. Saying that GS6 is hameless is not totally true and can hurt patients."
Isn't that clear enough? I support AS. Why should I not support something that could prevent unnecessary treatment. I am old but "out of it". To me is important to save as many lives as possible from dying and suffering from prostate cancer. If you are for evidence based medicine you know that the typical diagnostic result today might not totally represent the amount or aggressive nature of the cancer present in a large percentage of cases. Why is this wrong information or hard to understand? When uninformed men hear that GS6 is harmless. Is this totally true? You know better.This could cause those men to lower their guard...after all their cancer is harmless and according to a few here it never or hardly even will progress. How is that for evidence based medicine?
BTW, the title of the thread is related to comments made in another thread (GS6 is harmless)without proper scientific support. That is why I said it takes more than words...
Prostate cancer patient advocate. Phoenix, Az. We can reduce PCa mortality first by educating men and their families. Just do it!
Opinions expressed are my own and are not supported by any institution. Ask your physician for medical advice.
DX at age 58 in 1992. RP; Orchiectomy; GS (4 + 2); bilateral seminal vesicle invasion; tumor attached to rectal wall; Stage T4; Last PSA
March 4, 2014 :<0.1
Post Edited (ralfinaz) : 8/18/2014 2:15:02 PM (GMT-6)