If we were looking at this as an effort to cure our disease then it seems like a big failure.
I keep reading about all of us being treated by different HT's chemo, but it seems to me that there is no common thread. They treat HIV with a combo of drugs, they treat bone loss with a drug, mental illness with a drug; but prostate cancer is like throwing veggies in a blender to get your medicine.
I am sure that each of us are unique, but genetically we are all pretty close. Some of us get one type of HT while others get another, and then others get radiation, and different drugs. Then we have clinical trials that give more drugs.
What is confusing to me is that my doctor is in Virginia and chose one type of HT yet doctors in NC , at Duke, use another. Is it because we are different,genetically this does not make sense, or is it because each doctor in each state is paid to use that drug?
It seems to me that all of them do the same thing, I have mever seen a study aboutsurvival rates for all of us on the different drugs, but I am sure the study exists.
We are all so into survival that we seem to accept what they tell us. Maybe we need to ask for a study about theze drugs we get and survival rates from one drug to another.