[lbo-talk] Prostate screening bad idea....

Steven L. Robinson srobin21 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 1 13:07:23 PDT 2011

SOMETIMES it is. Other times it can be aggressive. If it spreads to the bones, it can be extraordinarily painful. A particularly bad way to die.

On the other hand, if you treat it early there are the risks of nasty side effects of the treatment - like incontinence.


----- Original Message ----- But this is one of those diseases that they're far better at detecting than treating; and it's a very slow-growing type of cancer that could take decades to kill you. And some of the treatments are highly invasive, have huge side-effects, and aren't particularly successful all the time.


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