Oct 29, 2009 - 10:26 pm
I"m Dan from previous posts. I'm still searching for the best procedure and am awaiting acceptance from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. I was leaning toward Da Vinci but during my visit today with my orthopedic surgeon about a torn tendon. He said one of his partners who is a urologist had radical prostatectomy and now wears a diaper every day. He strongly urged me not to choose that route, and to consider the seed implants. I realize he is no expert but his partner is i guess and he made no bones about how he felt. I wanted to go the seed route to begin with, but there is not enough historical data to show it as successful as total removal. He further stated that many surgeons believe that men should not have PSA until their urologist has other reason to have the test done, that PSA tests lead to unnecessary life changing surgeries. Again, on FOX NEW last week, was a statement from the ACS about the rush to have radical removal surgeries. They say that many of these screenings are finding cancers that are not necessarily life threatening. The show date was 10/21/09 Studio B with Shepard Smith. Forget your political views about the source. It came from th American Cancer Society..
I beg any of you that are new to this board to not take this as anything more than my thoughts today. What is fact is there are widely held views on everything having to do with cancer. I am asking for other viewpoints, not giving advice.