Actually, NKinney, I DID read the whole CNN article, and the linked comments. My cynicism is rearing it's head however. It wasn't that many years ago that all kinds of "experts" were telling us to get annual physicals, periodic colonoscopies, mammograms, prostate screens, heart scans, etc etc. Now, all of a sudden when the law requires the insurers to pay 100% of the costs (that's what FREE means, by the way), all these recommendations are being dropped or severely cut back. Coincidence? I think not.
Our entire medical industry is built on heavy interventions of the highest/newest form, and minimal emphasis on wellness and prevention. The more profit can be made by the medical industrialists and the insurers, the better for them. Keeping people at the lowest level (preventive care and regular wellness checks) works against their profits.
Also, one could quote Dickens here: "Perhaps they should all die an decrease the surplus population".
Cynicism? Or Reality?
Age at Diagnosis: 56
Biopsy: 3 of 12, G3+3, all on LT side, 20%, 5%, 3%
Clinical Stage T1C
Bone Scan, CT scan negative for spread
RALP on 2/17/15, BJC St. Louis, Dr. Figenshau
No EPE, 20% organ involvement, g3+4 final
PSA 3/10/15: 0.10
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