Octorobo, you highlight a VERY important point (well, you didn't really say this, but I'll give you credit for sparking the thought).
This is ANOTHER example of how PC is really two, or three, or multiple DIFFERENT diseases.
We often speak of them as one common experience, but the utter truth is that one size does not fit all. "Treatment regret" is far more prevalant amongst favorable-risk men...those who probably didn't need aggressive treatment but got it anyhow (like me!), cuz I didn't use the GIFT of TIME to my advantage in pre-treatment. My comments don't resonate, understandably, with a high-risk guy who needs--appropriately-- to throw the kitchen sink at his disease, and promptly.
In some regards we do a dis-service to men at both ends of the spectrum in some of our discussions here at HW/PC and perhaps two different boards might be appropriate for favorable and unfavorably diagnosed cases. (I'm not strongly advocating for that; enough said on that topic...for now). In discussions like this we should, and I will, self identify our cases at the time of diagnosis by our risk category.
I was favorable-intermediate risk at diagnosis, and that appropriately sets the stage for my regret as previously described.
Post Edited (JackH) : 5/3/2016 12:41:29 PM (GMT-6)