The significance of the Partin Tables.

Source: If you remove the prostate you are cured right? Wrong…well maybe.

One area in which I feel urologists do not do a good job is in not adequately explaining the notion and fallacy of thought that, ” If I decide to remove my prostate that I will be cured.” A year after the prostatectomy  and a rising PSA the patient asks, ” If you removed my prostate how can the PSA be rising?” They should have known the answer to that question “before” they elected to have the prostate removed and I place that blame squarely on the shoulders of the urologist. Had they known that answer they may not have decided to have surgery and that my dear friends is indeed the rub.

Source: Good question! Does urgency improve after radiation? Northeast Georgia Urology

John McHugh M.D.:

All roads lead to Rome? No, in prostate cancer decision making it is all about that prostatic urethra.

Originally posted on Prostate diaries:

View original

Reblogged on WordPress.com

Source: two kinds of prostate cancer: the good kind and the bad kind – the john mchugh kind and the frank zappa kind-Provenge anyone?

Originally posted on Prostate diaries:

Incremenatlism…the HHS says that the PSA rates a “D” and hence insurance is not required to pay for it…then Medicare won’t pay for it….the extrapolation is that the Government by virtue of decrees (USPSTF) guides the healthcare dollar which in turn de facto tells doctors what to do. Far fetched……?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is “an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.”[1] The task force, a panel of primary care physicians and epidemiologists, is funded, staffed, and appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.[

Funded….staffed….appointed… by the HHS….and you wonder how it was that the AMA voted for ObamaCare, how they got “doctors” to pose in front of the White House in white…

View original 2,216 more words

Source: The anatomy of the prostate- “Water and Nerves”


An exam the patient doesn’t want and the doctor easily persuaded not to do.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,945 other followers