Blind biopsies are almost never performed on other organs. If you’re a public figure, celebrity, rich or famous you may be subject to numerous people wanting to see your medical records. If I could do it over again, I would also consider no PSA testing and treatment or traveling for advanced treatments from a competent provider if practical and available. Men are also exploited by counterfeit mail order ED drug sales. Newer testing and treatments need to be created and approved. Hi Isaiah 62 to 75% of bankruptcies in America are because of medical bills. Migraine: A connection to cardiovascular disease? My treatment choice: In my opinion, I feel LDR Brachytherapy and hormone therapy (AKA chemical castration) seemed to be completely degrading, disturbing and bizarre. Hormone therapy does have an extensive list of side effects that can be devastating for men. Many or most chemo drugs are considered a biohazard. However, the free PSA reading was always high(this is a good thing) which is why the doctor held off on a biopsy till now. right lateral lobe central zone echogenic homogeneous nodule measuring about 1.8 x 1.4 cm and small nodule about 0.9 x 0.6 cm in peripheral zone. When ADT Therapy (chemical castration) is given, Amenity Interstitial calls it “inhuman”. But I will not worry my head off about repercussions or after affects. A list of what a high school intern is allowed to do to patients: “learning simple medical procedures, watching surgeries, shadowing doctors (including seeing patients, possibly you), working in hospitals, interacting with patients, and more.” They can also read all records about your prostate problems, your wife’s hemorrhoids and your daughters yeast infections or any files for any patient, all within the HIPAA guidelines. Under the HIPAA law you are entitle to a copy of all your medical records and bills. I did have a relatively fast and completely noninvasive treatment (SBRT), resulting in months of fatigue, a large PSA bounce 18 mothers later and some other short term side effects. ED rated at 15 years may be as high as 90% or higher for most treatments. black men are more likely to have prostate cancer….is this just more “feel good” statistical propaganda for whites? What was your T levels prior to starting Androgel? Multiple studies have verified more deaths caused from prostate cancer testing and treatment then from prostate cancer itself. The nerves can not always be spared. I seriously regret having it done. If the trial is for a drug, you will not be told if you are getting a drug or a placebo until after the trial is over. The most common treatment options for men with prostate cancer are radiation, Brachytherapy, surgery, cryotherapy and hormones (ADT). Sometimes chemotherapy, immunotherapy and castration (orchiectomy) are used. March 2016 Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. I was never told about my 50% at 10 year cure rate. Almost anything with prostate cancer is "possible", but what you are describing does not make it at all likely your prostate cancer has metastasized. I’m age 54. However, I now believe often prostate cancer testing and treatment could be a mistake in most men. Both articles and products will be searched. Either number is way too high, but 7% is ridiculous for anything except perhaps a life threatening issue. This is a well documented and common practice. I feel modern medicine has abused and failed me due to the lack of guidelines and regulation, still approved obsolete technology, better unapproved treatments, exploitation, greed, apathy and incompetence. Do you think any regulatory agency will set guidelines for testing and treatment at the risk of upsetting the doctors who are profiting from over treating? I also no longer trust modern medicine, doctors, nurses, etc. 2.76ng/ml, I am really afraid due to finding, I need your opinion and further how to proceed with treatmen. April 2016 Last time my psa was in the 20’s. Over testing and treatment has been verified by numerous experts, studies and investigations, documentation, etc. I am only giving the motives for my decisions. This newer, faster, more accurate and easer to setup radiation equipment is of much benefit for doctors, staff and a good selling point to patient’s. 2. There is a lot of truth in what he says. No proper licenses 5. PSA Value Long term care consists of regular PSA testing for years. If your father develops a fever, chills, muscle aches, an urgent need to urinate, or frequent or burning urination, be sure he gets medical attention promptly. Biopsies should be limited to selective MRI guided samples only; blind biopsies should never be performed. He also told me that in my age it is not possible specially Asian race. At first I thought I was just a “wimp.” At the urging of my family doctor I went to a urologist for a prostate check. I personally know of an elderly lady that is living in an expensive assisted living home that has had all of her possessions (radio, clothes, underwear, shoes) repeatedly stolen and replaced by her family including the sheets off of her bed, even after the sheets where marked with her name using a larger permanent marker pen. 3. If 1,000 men ages 55 to 69 get tested regularly for 10 to 15 years, 240 of them will test high enough for PSA that they require a biopsy. Patients may mistakenly believe the EPIC questionnaire is a requirement to be filled out. Patience with low risk cancer or advanced age should often be offered “watchful waiting” or “active surveillance” instead of treatment. Can taking aspirin regularly help prevent breast cancer? No rectal bleeding, blood cleared from urine in 4 days, no chills or fever. Hey Tim, I’m going for Biopsy on Monday after all your fear did you get sick afterwards, I’m also worrying about the biopsy, please let me know. While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased after several benchmark prostate-specific antigen (PSA) … Here is the point: The literature says a low PSA number of about four indicates a normal or healthy prostate, whereas higher numbers put prostate health in doubt and even suggests malignancy. The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland in men that produces fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.During a prostate biopsy a needle is used to collect a number of tissue samples from your prostate gland. Hi, Many men still avoid medical care because of embarrassment. Medical workers should be identifiable and be required to wear name tags with first, last names and job title. If the physician is unable to provide one, consider finding another doctor. In the USA identity theft is very common, growing problem and is often financial devastating. Had TURP and incidentally diagnosed with prostate Ca which was confirmed thru biopsy but with higher Gleson 4+3. Radiation has high probability of sexual dysfunction and fatigue. I feel like a ghost walking through my old life, present but disconnected. Should more emphasis on this outcome be given to patients preparing for this procedure? This is information I do not want filed in a department store. If you’re under 50, your risk is very low. One blogger patient posted he filled out and turned in his “strictly confidential” EPIC questioners only to have every female office staff member read it and ogle him. Two of these doctors recommended unnecessary hormone therapy ADT (overtreatment) for my organ confined cancer. The risk of chronic fatigue and depression is often not disclosed. Mike (husband) has high Psa for about 2yrs that fluctuates between 4 and 6.5, most recently as high as 8.3. Could you please contact me for more information about your herbal medicine approach ? Following day, he was shivering like crazy and temp was 103. The prostate is a gland that wraps around the urine channel. Even if my father takes antibiotics beforehand, could he develop a serious infection when he has a prostate biopsy? This allows targeting of the biopsy to the specific potential area of concern in the prostate rather than a random look in blinded procedure. The 85% at 5 year rate was quoted to me. Clinical trials may or may not be hazardous to patients. 6.9% hospitalization within 30 days from a biopsy complication. A normal biopsy result … Insertion of 12, 18 or 24 large holes (most of the time) through the rectum into a gland the size of a walnut, a blind Biopsy can result in (per studies) prostate infections, a risk of permanent or temporary erectile dysfunction, urinary problems, hospitalization from infections and sometimes even death from sepsis (About 1.3 to 3.5 deaths per 1,000 from blind biopsies). Because castration (orchiectomy), ADT hormone therapy (chemical castration), Chemotherapy, LDR Brachytherapy and blind biopsies are what I consider “Frankenstein medicine” (Harmful, strange, bizarre, brutal, twisted, degrading or a perverted nightmare) I would avoid all of them. Black men are at an increased risk of prostate cancer. Doctors may require prostate screening even if there is no symptoms particularly for men aged 40 and above. I do not represent any support group or other organizations. I believe if I did take the two doctors recommendations and received unnecessary hormone therapy in addition to the radiotherapy my quality of life (QOL) would have been severely impacted for years or permanently and could possibly have resulting in my early death. Suppose that a man with a small prostate cancer is given one core biopsy. He also had a large staff. Calls about a clinical trial, calls to a large clinic toll free number, calls to drug companies and calls to insurance companies may be recorded. A prostate cancer survival guide by a patient and victim. Can adopting a healthier diet help fight prostate cancer? This treatment can have so many mind and body altering side effects that doctors will often not inform patients about all of them. 1. Shortly after my Dr. “A” visits ended, his nurse was no longer employed at his office and no person in that office would refer to her employment or her existence. He had the same procedure last year no complications. 2. Most melanomas come in the form of a new spot on the skin, not changes to an existing mole. My family doctors office has summer time high school interns with full access to all records. PSA result is firstly 46 the next day 16 and after days 18, all three from different path labs. ED treatments can also be embarrassing, not offered, not practical, painful, expensive/not covered by insurance. My God. 1/2 of men whose cancers had been classified as “slow growing” have prostate biopsies that underestimated the severity of disease. Prostate cancer patients are at an increased risk of suicide. How did this company determine she and not her husband or other family member was a prime candidate for this new drug study without violating any HIPAA privacy laws? Doctor told me that it may be benine growth and now he is going for ultrasound guided prostate biopsy. Age 65 when diagnosed.For those who are just getting a first biopsy I recommend that you don’t get a blind one but an MRI guided one if you can. It appeared as an article in the website Medical News Today. What are the motives of your providers, place them in order that you observe at your doctors office: to profit, to cure, to get high on the backroom drug supply, to do less work, to take an extra long lunch or get off work early, to help people, to cover up their incompetents, etc? Most or all of these treatments have long term or short term side effects. My father has a prostate problem and all his PSA is negative and doctor now recommend us for operation for biopsy. During the second biopsy he should get them to specify risk - they can now classify high, intermediate or low risk. A normal side effect of this is bleeding. Here is the point: The literature says a low PSA number of about four indicates a normal or healthy prostate, whereas higher numbers put prostate health in doubt and even suggests malignancy. With both treatments together or with ADT hormones also you’re in real trouble with ED percentages. 3. Robotic surgery can result in a faster initial recovery. I believe the medical field has little regard for our privacy, especially if it is in conflict with training, research, studies, profit or other objectives. Unfortunately, about 2.5% to 3% of men who take fluoroquinolones still develop serious urinary tract infections or bacterial prostatitis within a week of their biopsies. Ever heard that one? I did seem to have a lot of bad luck in picking providers or is this just the new standard in medical care? Treatment usually begins with a prostate biopsy and can include radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. What percent of men will feel comfortable consulting a female doctor, nurse or office worker about his prostate problems, ED, etc or would want an invasive test or procedure performed by a female? Surgery has an imminent danger of incontinence and ED. A prostate biopsy is a procedure to remove samples of tissue from your prostate gland. Health information may be shared by millions of entities. I am now sure I made the wrong choice by receiving conventional testing and treatment. My healthy husband had one PSA level high ..was sent to urologist and went through a prostate biopsy (not informed of possible complications) 24 hours after biopsy my husband was in shock. Strict standards and gridlines for testing and treatment need to be created. Supply relevant information only when filling out forms. The cost for drugs needs to be regulated to end financial exploitation by drug companies. Your drug prescription history can also be tracked by insurance companies and others. The testing, treatment and well documented excessive over treatment for profit of prostate cancer often results in devastating and unnecessary side effects and sometimes death. If you do not have risk factors for prostate cancer you should have this discussion at age 50. To me, it seems that this prostate cancer nightmare maze was intended for maximum physical, psychological, financial harm and to be of questionable benefit. Men should be told about other options: Percent free PSA test, 4Kscore test, PCA3 urine test or a MRI, 3D color-Doppler test before receiving a blind biopsy. I hope we get thru this delimma and be home free. Per a new SBRT studies my 4+3 Gleason score is considered “unfavorable”. Often treatments for long term side effects are embarrassing, degrading, unavailable, nonexistent, costly, not effective, not offered or bothersome. Internist Harvey B. Simon, M.D., editor of the monthly newsletter Harvard Men’s Health Watch responds: It’s not likely that your father will develop an infection following his prostate biopsy. Get a copy and keep a file of your test results, biopsy report, Gleason score, PSA, MRI report, treatment plan, bills, insurance payouts, etc. These advances sound like greater strides have been made. Compared to other technologies, computers, communications, electronics, aviation, etc, cancer treatment approved advances have been dismal. Genomic or genetic testing should be required before any patient is sent for treatment, to avoid overtreatment and insure the correct treatment. Most men will get a prostate problem… and it is happening to men earlier and earlier than ever before. I am pursuing watchful waiting with repeat MRI coming up shortly. Your privacy and confidentiality is not that secure. (Tendons connect muscles to joints.) One hundred of these men will get bad news from the lab. Abuse of patients. Also treatments for the multiple and bizarre side effects from hormone ADT therapy (chemical castration) is sometimes required. Extensively documented unnecessary testing and treatment of prostate cancer for profit or poor judgment by some doctors in the USA. Can you supercharge the Mediterranean diet? Sometimes radiation can also cause bowel and urinary problems. The Truth About Biopsy “Track Seeding” By: Dan Sperling, MD. Per some studies and depending on your treatment; the risk of long term or permanent fatigue is about 25% to 60%. To reach these findings, researchers surveyed 31,925 men, sending them questionnaires about how often they engaged in self-love. After having a routine blood test a couple of weeks ago and then going to cancer center a week later my pad jumped to 8.8, hence tomorrows biopsy. The cost for ED drugs like Levitra, Cialis, Viagra and Muse are deliberately kept very expensive by drug companies, about $10 to $45 per 1 pill. While Dr. Wheeler and others have claimed to be able to diagnose prostate cancer without a needle biopsy, the only way to gain information on the true nature of a tumor’s cell line—and some are … It involves the use of knives, needles and other instruments that will help the doctor to remove a small piece of tissue growth in the prostate for examination and evaluation. I did have the trans-rectal biopsy and no cancer was found. “W” lab had a trainee assisting and it took over 2 hours to complete my MRI. 1 week after that, he is experiencing again high fever. I'm just hoping I … (pg 31-33) 9. I did receive treatment from Dr. “K”. This is further exploitation by the drug companies of men in general. Occasionally he may even eject radioactive seeds during sexual activity or urination. I’m 66 Been quiet reluctant with this procedure but succumbed to the pressure from close relations Did PSA 4.1 etc HIPAA laws are deficient and often will not protect your privacy. Getting prostate cancer is a death sentence. Medical forms can be a good source of information for thieves. The truth is that the doctor advises that you wait for at least 2 days before you have sex. My father 70 years old one day compained pain & problem in urination. Be very cautious if you are ever refused a copy of your records; demand a copy of your records and a reason for any denial and seek other advice. Last year I went to hospital due to fistula problem. Each lobe (left and right) of the prostate was sliced into 17 sections. 11. Spent next 6 days in hospital. He should consider genomic testing and look into other advanced treatments if available. About 1.3 to 3.5 deaths per 1,000 from prostate blind biopsies. The patient may set off radiation alarm and also possibly metal detectors at airports. Prepared by Harvard Health Publishing’ editors, this 119-page report describes the causes and treatment of prostate diseases and provides practical advice for coping with troubling side effects. Even so, 80% of American doctors provide ADT to patients with localized prostate cancer.” Overtreatment with ADT is extremely profitable, unfortunate and avoidable. A doctor may purchase a quantity of chemo drugs for $10,000 and charge a patient $20,000. Sorry to hear about all the bad experiences. THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY TO GET A BIOPSY AND MD’s NEED TO GIVE A BROCHURE AS TO WHAT THE PROCEDURE ENTAILS AND THE RISKS. However, before surgery or any other type of treatment, your urologist can get a better idea of how big your cancer is by looking at how many biopsy … Hormone therapy is often very expensive (may be profitable for doctors if provided at the doctors office and not a pharmacy) and can have horrible, strange and devastating side effects, feminization, fatigue, weight gain, depression, etc. TV and sometimes the public seem to idolize doctors, nurses and caregivers; however the health care profession has about the same amount of abusive or incompetent workers as other occupations. My husband had biopsies taken last week. Radiation with hormone therapy has a higher risk of ED and long term fatigue. Results are often worse for a surgery option, the main difference in ED results between surgery and radiotherapy is; with surgery ED will start out bad and may or may not get better with time, however with radiotherapy ED will get worse over time. 12. This may also include other medical facilities, programmers, hackers, researchers, etc. One high school intern signed me in, took my temperature, weight, blood pressure and logged it in my file. Always ask what is the “biochemical recurrence” (AKA rising PSA or treatment failure) rate for well beyond 5 years. As I have stated above, If I could do it over again I would also consider either no PSA testing and treatment or traveling for advanced treatments from a competent provider if practical and available. Prostate biopsy is a procedure in which small hollow needle-core samples are removed from a man's prostate gland to be examined for the presence of prostate cancer.It is typically performed when the result from a PSA blood test is high. The man who invented the PSA test, Dr. Richard Ablin now calls it “the Great Prostate Mistake, Hoax and a Profit-Driven Public Health Disaster”. Thanks for the information. Always ask what is the “biochemical recurrence” (AKA rising PSA or treatment failure) rate for well beyond 5 years with your computer software simulation. A 5 day SBRT radiation treatment is now commonly available with about the same results and side effects as a 9 week radiation treatment. “Prostate cancer is a perplexing type of malignant disease. ... Everything you need to know before having a PSA test or prostate biopsy. The NASTY Truth About Prostate Drugs BPH is a more serious condition than many men realize. Revised June 18, 2017 The patient will become like a walking Chernobyl, having radioactive scrap metal and emit radiation from his crotch. Excluding hormone therapy, lower libido is almost never disclosed as a treatment side effect and sometimes it is completely denied as a problem. A blind biopsy is unsafe and newer test methods should be used. Wondering if I have an issue? Had my first Biopsy 02/15 with a PSA of 11, no cancer.Took the 4K Score blood test, scored high. I am not a doctor. Focal Laser Ablation is a good option with fewer side effects however it is not widely available in the USA and sometimes not practical. I had two biopsies, one in 2014 and the other in 2016. A prostate biopsy is the process of getting tissue samples from the prostate gland for examination. A catheter will also be required for a short time. The results were negative, but I have been getting more and more ill since. Verify the accuracy of paperwork. The intent is to educate men of the consequences and dangers that may await them so they can take appropriate action and to inform patients of real world, typical or worst case scenarios. 2. 13. 10 Things To Know Before Getting A Prostate Biopsy. I have no energy, and get exhausted quickly whenever I do normal activities. Always protect yourself: It should not be up to a patient to protect himself or herself from harm from doctors, however the new or common standard in medical care seems to be substandard. What’s next bladder infection, kidney infection? I became very I’ll and was hospitalized and treated with IV antibiotics. For my specific prostate biopsy, the doctor took 12 needle samples, 6 from the left side of the gland and six from the right side. Usually records are placed on a Health Information Exchange (HIE) or servers. The doctor personally called me because he said my results were “the best he had ever seen” showing NO cancer! Its long natural history means that men who receive the diagnosis in their 50s and 60s do not necessarily require treatment. Next, we need molecular tests, and some of those are already here. Post Op Biopsy Results: on the right side (or lobe), 9 of the 17 samples contained prostate cancer (that’s over half the tissue) and in the left … I found this page a bit toooo late, my biopsy was on Dec 29th 2017, and after 4 wks I’ve a prostate infection, back to the doctor for a shot and 10 days worth of antibiotics, never had a fever but a lingering pain and couldn’t seat on a bike. LDR Brachytherapy is permanent radioactive seed implant. With some exceptions, I now believe this advice to be mostly true. She offered me conventional treatments with a verbal guarantee of “no long term side effects”. Blind biopsies should be banned. I now believe some or most of the deaths and injuries are intentional or preventable. Medical tests and procedures can be degrading and embarrassing for both men and women. Shockingly, for me it was will over 40% (probably 50% to 60%) that intended to do me some form of harm or provided substandard care as explained in my story. Modern medicine seems to be more of a gamble then a science. The patent for Viagra should have already expired in the USA. If you subscribe to any of our print newsletters and have never activated your online account, please activate your account below for online access. Men will often not seek treatment because or these reasons. Doctor’s offices and clinics can see many patients in a relatively short amount of time. If a patient has intermediate or high risk prostate cancer and dose not have advanced age he may need treatment. According to “statistics”, blacks use more drugs than whites. My PSA was 4.3 when the doctor recommended the first procedure. No hope in site ATM. Prostate biopsy is an invasive procedure. However this may not protect you from the bad ones. Is he the rare case ? I’m having a transrectal biopsy tomorrow. I meet a lot of people who think prostate cancer is a disease which only affects old men. Doctors may require prostate screening even if there is no symptoms particularly for men aged 40 and above. The prostate gland is a small, walnut shaped gland that produces the fluid in semen and helps push this fluid out during ejaculation. I did also have numerous other billing and paperwork problems probably due to mistakes and apathy. One very prestigious hospital biopsy information states “Notice that your semen has a red or rust-colored tint caused by a small amount of blood in your semen”. Mon—Thurs: 9am to 8pm, EST Fri: 9am to 5pm, EST. Please seek therapy for your issues about race. My previous long term cure rate was originally quoted at 85% before my treatment started. Surgeons are eager to slice and dice you – and you’re probably eager to get cancer out of your body. More then suicide, firearms and motor vehicle accidents combined. Modern medicine often fails and victimizes prostate cancer patients. What are the main reasons nurses get fired: 1. 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