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Read the sad truth about prostate cancer over testing and treatment dangers and exploitation for profit by predatory doctors that no one will tell you about, even after it’s too late. A prostate cancer survival guide by a patient and victim. The man that invented the PSA test, Dr. Richard Ablin now calls it: “The Great Prostate Mistake, Hoax and a Profit-Driven Public Health Disaster”. Prostate cancer dirty secrets, lies, exaggerations, deceptions, elder abuse, outdated testing and treatments. Any man over 50, anyone concerned about cancer in general, dangers from clinical trials, injuries and deaths from medical mistakes, quality prescriptions at a huge discount from Canada, exploitation, elder abuse, HIPAA laws and privacy issues should read this document.
Read “Men Beware!” Go to: http://www.yananow.org/display_story.php?id=1659 Free information from a victim.
This was an interesting read about prostate cancer treatments. My father is about to go through treatment so I’m researching as much as I can about treatment options. I think it’s great how in the study of 1,643 men the vast majority survived prostate cancer. I’m grateful that there still hope for my dad.
There are many options and treatments nowadays but I think the natural ones are better since they have fewer side effects, I had to deal with bph symptoms for years until I finally was brave enough to go to the doctor and he prescribed me alpharise, this supplement helped me a lot, also, I made changed on my lifestyle and alimentation.
Read the hard facts about prostate cancer testing and treatment what no one will tell you about, even after it’s too late. This is information all men over 40 should have. Also anyone concerned about cancer in general or privacy issues should read this warning. Prostate cancer patients are often elderly, over treated and exploited for profits, AKA elderly abuse.
The overtreatment of prostate cancer for profit must stop! The treatment and well documented overtreatment of prostate cancer often results in devastating and unnecessary side effects and sometimes death. Profit vs. QOL (quality of life).
Per some studies:
1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his life.
About 233,000 new cases per year of prostate cancer.
About 1 Million blind biopsy’s performed per year.
6.9% hospitalization within 30 days from a biopsy complication.
About 1.3 to 3.5 deaths per 1,000 from prostate blind biopsies.
.2% deaths as a result of prostate cancer surgery.
60% had a prescription filled for an infection after a Biopsy.
Medical mistakes are the third cause of deaths in the USA.
Prostate cancer patients are at an increased risk for fatigue, depression, suicide, heart attacks and accidental death.
Prostate cancer patients are often elderly and exploited for profit, the treatments offered almost always have horrible side effects, and newer treatment options are ether unavailable or not offered to patients or available outside the USA. Also men are often over treated for profit. Prostate cancer is often slow growing and of low risk and can just be monitored. Often no treatment is the best treatment.
If a surgeon is financially responsible for a building lease or a large staff or an oncologist is also responsible for a lease on 5 million dollars of radiation treatment equipment, do you think they would be more or less upfront about the benefits and hazards of treatment? Do you think the profit margin would compromise some doctor’s ethics?
The risks percentages for side effects from a blind biopsy and Prostate cancer treatments are usually understated to patients and some side effects are often not disclosed at all.
Men with a high PSA tests result are usually sent to an urologist for a blind biopsy. Men should be told about other options: Percent free PSA test, PCA3 urine test or a MRI test before receiving a blind biopsy. These tests can often eliminate the need for a more risky and invasive blind biopsy. Insertion of 12 to 18 large holes through the rectum into a gland the size of a walnut, a blind Biopsy can result in prostate infections, a risk of permanent or temporary Erectile Dysfunction, urinary problems and sometimes even death from sepsis (About 1.3 to 3.5 deaths per 1,000 from Blind biopsies). A blind biopsy can also increase PSA reading for weeks or months.
As a man over 70, I keep my eyes open to news about prostate cancer, not because I have it but because one day I might. The majority of articles on what to do seem pretty confusing, but this one gave me a clear sense that should I be told some day that a test came back negative, I can take my time to really understand my prognosis and the choices of life length and quality that face me. Thanks.
Great job explaining some of the nuances of prostate cancer screening and treatment, and what this trial adds.