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The benefit of reduced mortality must be balanced against the harms of overdiagnosis.
This short post is for those who have been watching and waiting along with me.
Sometimes getting your PSA test done means you have to be ready to make it happen sooner rather than later.
I’m at the point where I don’t get too worked up about my PSA tests anymore. It is what it is and I’ll deal with the number when i get it.
A while back, I came across a study that talks about PSA coming back after surgery and whether it’s wise to treat or watch.
A recent study analyzed the annual diagnosis rate of metastatic prostate cancer in men 50 and older.
I got the sense that he values trying to balance avoiding over-treatment versus quality of life versus knowing when to step in and act.
I’m really glad that I was able to get the retest done before my appointment with the doctor. It will make for an interesting discussion.
These kinds of wild swings make it challenging to wrap your head around what’s happening in order to prepare for what’s next.
Treatment depends on how advanced the cancer is when detected and whether it has spread elsewhere in the body.
A prominent urologist spent decades treating patients and researching racial disparities in prostate cancer. Then he got diagnosed.
It’s as though I’m taking another step on a tight rope with each successive PSA test.
My PSA took a considerable jump up to 0.16 ng/ml. I wasn’t expecting that.
When we take care of our prostate health, we give ourselves the best chance to prevent and control prostate cancer.
I’m coming to the end of the six months since my last PSA test, so it’s almost time for my next visit to Dracula.
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