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  •  Prostate cancer survivor (6+ / 0-)

    Men that don't die of prostate cancer are men that have contracted it, found out they had it through screening tests and then took advantage of the myriad treatments for it that are available.  I'm a prostate cancer survivor and I wouldn't be here today typing this had I not found out through a PSA blood test that "looked suspicios" and then I had a biopsy that ultimately found the cancer.  The fact that there are new and more advanced technologies for treating this cancer is NOT the reason more people are surviving it.  The true reason is because of the ability people have (mostly through their insurance plans) to have the necessary testing to discover it.

    This guy needs to be taken "out back" and given some attitude adjustment.

    I'm a member of a prostate cancer survivor's group and to the man, this is our belief.  Yes, techniques like "robot-assisted" prostatectomies are wonderful (it's what I had) and make recovery far easier and shorter.  But, again, this is not why more men are survivors.  You can't survive something you don't know you's as simple as that.  Kudos for ACA and the provision for this kind of testing.  

    The truth is sometimes very inconvenient.

    by commonsensically on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 07:22:35 AM PDT

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