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Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: personal problem

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  • Anna Voellmecke
    ... My dad waited one month for his treatment and was dead less then one year later. With regard to diagnosis, he had already had an exam 6 months before the
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 20, 2005
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      At 11:33 PM 10/19/2005, you wrote:
      >I am not second guessing doctors from afar, but I did hear something
      >relevant in the doctor's office today.
      >
      >My doctor (a GP/FP) told me about a long term study that just came out. The
      >patients all had confirmed cases of prostate cancer. The study compared the
      >half who immediately received the recommended treatments (which varied
      >depending on the severity of each case) and the half whose treatment
      >(equally varied) was put off for 5 years(!) The outcome between the two
      >groups was statistically equivalent - and no one died in either group. I
      >only offer this information as an indication of what my doctor said - that
      >typically this is a very slow growing cancer and that rushing into treatment
      >is not necessarily indicated -

      My dad waited one month for his treatment and was dead less then one
      year later. With regard to diagnosis, he had already had an exam 6
      months before the exam that caught the cancer.

      Obviously there are many different kinds of prostate cancer, and at
      least one of them is very fast-growing.

      Anna V.
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