Many threads in this forum are subconsciously (or maybe consciously) directed to one side or the other of the bi-modal distribution which makes up the vast majority of prostate cancer patients.
Dr Paul Shellhammer once re-phrased Dr Willet Whitmore by saying that we know there are two most common types of prostate cancer cases: (1) the kind that can be cured, but need not be cured (the majority of PC diagnosis), and (2) the kind that needs to be cured and cannot be cured. These are the main two "modes," although they are not evenly sized.
I exist in the first group (mode)
, the largest group, as I eventually came to realize that 10-years ago I was probably "overtreated" for my favorable risk (3+4) PC diagnosis. So when I read this new thread, I had to think long and hard about
what "scares/annoys" me about
PC. Speaking only for my own case, I really struggled to come up with an answer to this question which fit any of the available poll categories. This realization made me believe that this thread was likely created for the second group (mode)
of PC cases.
Here's the best that I could come up with:
* Annoyed that my PC treatment resulted in me starting to take PDE-5 inhibitors (investing time and money, and at least initially, hassle) probably 15-years before I otherwise would have needed to (just roughly estimating that I might have otherwise started at age 65)...rough alignment to "less time to get things done" poll category.
* Scared that my son might fall into a similar overtreatment "slippery slope" that I fell into...possibly aligns with the "effect on my loved ones" poll category.
Ultimately, I could not pick one of the available poll categories.
The "Newly diagnosed..." sticky thread suggests that postings which are specific to one PC segment might be identified as such because PC is really two very different diseases
Post Edited (Blackjack) : 6/11/2019 12:28:19 PM (GMT-6)