By Howard Wolinsky It was a regular support meeting for men on Active Surveillance for lower-risk prostate cancer. More than 20 of us attended from across the United States and Canada. Typically, we get updates from attendees on their latest prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests, magnetic resonance images (MRIs), and biopsies. We discuss the pros and cons of transrectal vs. transperineal biopsies and the value of germline and somatic testing. We talk about how we’re coping psychologically with living with our cancers.
Charles, Any ideas? Beyond word of mouth from doctors and other patients? Howard
great summation of the situation. We too have to reconsider who and when we rec. someone for a second opinion. Not only egg on face with John Hopkins but our favorite radiation technique the MRI guided radiation program is bankrupt (Viewray) Looks like we need a better way to investigate our referrals before we use them. Chuck Metzger MD. MBA