Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: personal problem
- At 11:33 PM 10/19/2005, you wrote:
>I am not second guessing doctors from afar, but I did hear somethingMy dad waited one month for his treatment and was dead less then one
>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 -
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.