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  •  I read this the night it was posted (1+ / 0-)
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    ZenTrainer

    I can see the poster doesn't know much about the side effects of  Prostate cancer. I just just got my 12 month PSA since my last treatment at MD Anderson It's down to 1.0 . as for the "testicles we were talking about cutting off " they might as well be, because nothing I've tried works, no SEX. Cancer is Cancer that no one wants to here that they have

    like that about breast cancer? Something like if this were men's testicles we were talking about cutting off you had better believe they'd get 2nd and 3rd opinions and come up with new treatments.
    •  When Betty Ford said that it was back in the mid (0+ / 0-)

      70" when pretty much all women diagnosed with breast cancer were given radical mastectomies as a first line of treatment. Insurance did not pay for a second opinion.

      And actually I think the same is happening with prostate cancer these days. It's not the cancer that damages you, it's the treatment.

      That's why they are trying to stop testing. It's thought that many men will die with prostate cancer not from it.

      Much like the radical mastectomies back in the day, prostate cancer treatment is being shown to do more harm than good for many.

      But I am so sorry you are going through this. Cancer sucks, no doubt about that!

      Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature. If I had Bill Gates money, I'd buy Detroit.

      by ZenTrainer on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 10:52:54 AM PDT

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