I read a very scary book recently by an old timer American urologist named Anthony Horan called " Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer" published in 2012 .( On Amazon)
He cites lots of research and proposes that by the time Pca is diagnosed it has already been there 10 - 15 years and has already metastized. He reckons treatment only gives an extra 18 months and it is only the slow progress of most types of the disease that allows longevity in most men regardless of treatment. If he is to be believed my husband has an average of about 11 remaining years. And here was us hoping for permanent remission.
I was hoping to find something on the web discrediting him but can't find anything. He is not a fan of Prostatectomy or Radiation and believes the disease should be treated systemically from the outset.
He also thinks Prostatectomy only became acceptable to men after nerve sparing surgery was developed due to the possibility of retaining continence and Erectile function. Before that most men shunned it due to the then certain side effects. He thinks men have been misled into thinking they can be cured and there is no such thing as " early" Pca.
Worth a read but wish I hadn't.
Edited by member 25 Jan 2019 at 18:13
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