Yes that’s my dog Chloe licking the grill as the coals are heating up in the green egg as Penelope enviously looks on. Yes I did put the grill grate back on the egg and then cooked a pork tenderloin on it. Yes it did not bother me or mine a bit. How about you? I sent this picture to the nurse manager of my Ambulatory Surgery Center and she was aghast. “That picture was so wrong,” she said.
So…in the following article the RSP given by the “epidemiologist’s” at the American Cancer Society is 99% for prostate cancer. Why in the world did I go to the trouble of treating my prostate cancer? What was I thinking? A 1% of dying of prostate cancer and I went through the surgery and leaking urine for three months? What was I thinking? Or…could it be that the statistics are misleading? Is an epidemiologist different from a urologist in how he would view prostate cancer?
Why in all the statistics and facts that follow there is no reference to the people who die of prostate cancer? The 25,000 a year in the US. How is 25,000 dying and 250,000 diagnosed equal only 1 %?
Warning! With a National Health Care Program like ObamaCare health decision will be based on the epidemiologist’s view of disease and not that of the doctors. Please search my blog for references of Otis Brawley…and you will understand the mindset of an epidemiologist. His views are reflected in the following article…leaving the reader to “drop his guard” about prostate cancer not be checked. Perfect! The ACS is not an advocate of screening. Why? Because of Statistics. ObamaCare and the ACS…their plan is beginning to infiltrate the unsuspecting media’s reporting of prostate cancer. Question for the congressman…why treat your cancer at all? 1%…are you kidding me?
How many people have you known that have succumbed to breast cancer? I just lost a friend to breast cancer who was diagnosed at age 42 and died two weeks ago at 45 after a prolonged course of surgery, chemo and the painful progression of one treatment after another that just did not quite measure up to the aggressiveness of her disease. Well..we see that the Relative survival is 89%. Does that match what you know or have experienced about breast cancer? Hell no! So…take what you read with the proverbial grain of salt, suspect national health care, suspect the AMA and the ACS. I don’t know what in the hell is going on with these organizations but the vaunted reputation that I had of them is quickly eroding and I suspect that they are selling out to government related interests.
Ps…I have been a member of the AMA since I was a medical student in the eighties. I have stopped my membership when they supported ObamaCare. They are so out of touch with the practicing MD it is ridiculous. I suspect that the majority of the doctors that go and vote for stuff are somehow employed by government entities like military hospitals, VA hospitals, the CDC, hospitals and other doctors that have some tie to the government till. Ie…voting their pocket book not the interests of medicine.
So now you know…I am opposed to a national health care program and furious that all those government doctors went to the white house in white lab jackets and posed with Pres. Obama. They did not represent me…the people voting in the AMA don’t represent me, nor do they represent the majority of doctors in the US.
Luckily for the government…the media falls right in line and spews out the ACS epidemiology view of both prostate cancer and breast cancer. What’s next? Using RSR to justify who the government feels should have treatment and who and how much is paid for medical services…..far fetched? Check out Canada and the UK…..
Congressman John Barrow To Undergo Treatment For Prostate Cancer Media Announcement Says “Full Recovery” Expected Congressman John Barrow By WAGT Staff Published: June 21, 2011 »Washington, D.C. —
Congressman John Barrow, from Georgia’s 12th district, will be treated for early stage prostate cancer, according to a media release. Because the disease was caught early, Barrow’s spokesman says a full recovery is expected. Congressman Barrow’s treatments will begin in July and he’s not expected to miss any votes. Here’s the full release from Congressman Barrow’s office: U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced today that he has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, a condition that will affect one in six men during the course of their lifetime. Barrow will undergo radiation therapy to treat the condition, and his doctors expect a full recovery. The disease was discovered during a routine screening as part of Barrow’s annual physical exam. “Cancer is something you never want to hear your doctor say,” said Congressman Barrow. “But I’m very lucky to be living in an age of early detection and effective treatments. The good news is that the doctors expect a full recovery, and the therapy will not affect my ability to work.” Barrow is under the care of Dr. Donald Bridges of Rockville, Maryland. The radiation therapy will begin in late-July and extend into the August Congressional recess, which will prevent Congressman Barrow from missing any votes. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 99 percent of those diagnosed with prostate cancer have a five-year relative survival rate. “Figures like this give everyone with prostate cancer good reason for hope,” Barrow said. “One reason why this number is so high is because more and more men are getting regular prostate screenings. Early detection is the key to beating this disease. Routine prostate screening probably saved my life, and it could save yours.” The Mayo Clinic advises that there are a number of lifestyle choices that can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, such as: eating moderate-sized portions at every meal; eating food low in saturated fats; maintaining a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grain; drinking alcohol in moderation; getting the FDA daily recommendation of vitamin D; and regularly engaging in moderate exercise.
FACTS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER: Over the course of a lifetime, men have a 1 in 6 chance of developing prostate cancer (American Cancer Society). From 1999-2005, the 5 year relative survival percentage of prostate cancer was 99 percent (American Cancer Society).
In 2010, there were 217,230 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States, 6,380 in the state of Georgia (American Cancer Society).
In 2008, there were approximately 2,355,264 men alive in the United States who had a history of cancer of the prostate (National Cancer Institute).