Posted 12/14/2017 2:32 PM (GMT -6)
When I read in the OP above that Tall Allen had written the three referenced blogs, and was asking us to take a look at them and comment, my very first reaction was "Well, these are going to be pretty good!"
How right I was.
In his usual knowledgeable and insightful manner, TA has done a first-rate job of laying out highly effective ways of going about understanding and getting answers to several of the most important issues that patients seeking help will be facing.
His coverage of the three areas he has concentrated on here is excellent, detailed, current, and certainly most helpful.
I frankly have very few comments to make toward improvement of any of these texts, as TA, as one would expect, has composed them so well in terms of their content and presentation, that little remains that needs to be fixed. This especially true of the technical information that he provides, of which he is the acknowledged master here.
Well, maybe here's one suggestion that comes to mind, perhaps a small change.
TA's writing is so compact and well-organized, that there is very much to consume, even in a single paragraph. So perhaps adding some sub-headers might simplify a reader's search for specific information. This is best explained by an example.
In the blog "Finding the Right Doctor," for example, the textual heading "Finding Doctors" covers a series of short but informative paragraphs placed under that heading. I wonder if (1) enlarging the typeface of "Finding the Right Doctor" could be done, and then (2) adding smaller typeface subheaders above the aforementioned paragraphs, such as "Networks," "Ratings," "Support Groups," and so on could be done, as a means to further organize and specify what is in those paragraphs. Just a thought.
But what TA is showing us is pretty good stuff to begin with (TA writes well in all the areas he tries, whether fiction or technical writing) so whether he makes some changes or not, his stuff will stand up pretty well in any of its forms.
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower