Mar 04, 2010 - 2:23 pm
Okay everyone, did you see the new guidelines for testing? They are quite an eye opener. I just don't get it. They want guys to wait until they are 50 to have the test done unless they are having symptoms. Afraid that the screening will do more harm than good. They are concerned about the risks of incontinence and impotence.
HHHHMMM..... Lets see, I am 47, had no symptoms, a very slightly elevated PSA (2.9) and 35% of my gland was affected. Because of the early stage I was able to have Robotic Surgery. Now if I had waited until my physical at age 50, where would I be? I don't even want to think about it.
Some of us caught it very early, some of us not until much later. I am afraid that in 10 years we will be seeing way too many brothers who did not get treated early enough. I hope and pray I am wrong.
I feel so fortunate that my doctors were agressive in testing and I want every guy to be able to have that same opportunity. I really feel this is a step backwards.