#Prostate #Cancer ‘myth’ busters from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre

#Prostate #Cancer ‘myth’ busters from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre

Well worth reading through to myth No.6 which gives reasons as to why there is so much overtreatment and goes on to say that if you do careful monitoring of men in the lower risk prostate cancer group then you reduce the over treatment figures and the number of mens lives saved will be changed from the ‘mythical’ figure of 1 in 50 down to 1 in 10.

The red sock campaign have been saying for years that far too many men are treated aggressively rather than  careful monitoring that would have been a better option for them.

At some stage we may have to ask ‘Who is responsible for all this over treatment?’

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120823/Six-common-myths-about-prostate-cancer.aspx?page=2

 

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