Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
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Many still stick by the prostate cancer screen, claiming it saves lives
Thu Oct 13, 2011 03:33 AM
1. I would think that man who have a family history of PCA, would benefit from early PSA test.
2. Incontinence and ED, are result of older treatment technologies. I would think that these days, all technologies have been improved to decrease the likelihood of these morbidities. Hence, the statistics should have taken into consideration trends and not flat statistics.
3. HIFU, although does not deliver consistent statistics, seems to be the best in terms of low morbidity rate.
4. I underwent HIFU Hemiablation in 1/31/2008, perfromed by Dr. Emberton in London, were my right lob was ablated including the Seminal Vesile, with no Incontinence and very slight ED. My PSA level remains @ 1.2 with slight fluctuation for more than 3 1/2 years now.
Hemiablation should get more attaention.
HIFU shoudl get more attention too.
Thu Oct 13, 2011 03:18 PM
I really do not see why the USPSTF is making such a big issue over PSA testing. This test usually is part of a patients routine bood test taken during there annual physical. If it were not for this PSA test I may not be here now. As it is I am a healthhy six year prostate cancer survivor.
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