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IT’S NOT THE TECHNIQUE, STUPID, IT’S THE SURGEON — *OR IS IT?*

NOTE: I ADDED INFORMATION TO THIS STORY AFTER I INITIALLY PUBLISHED IT.  PLEASE CONSIDER  THIS NEW INFORMATIONIT CAREFULLY. The Wall Street Journal Health Blog entry today (Surgery for Prostate Cancer: Comparing Different Techniques, by Jacob Goldstein) concerns the results of a study recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association which compared the [...]

“Prostate Cancer: Men Deserve Better”

I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments expressed in the article Prostate Cancer: Men Deserve Better, European Association of Urology, March 17, 2009 (exerpts below). . But talk is cheap. The question is, how do we bring about real change (change we can believe in!)? That's a lot to ask -- but heck, we are worth [...]

How to Find a Good Doctor

I would like to share with you some general tips for finding/researching doctors which I have accumulated in the last two years based on my experiences with my husband's illness. (Note that resources vary from state to state.) *Ama-assn.org -- basic info about doctors *Castle Connolly's "America's Best Doctors for Cancer". Second edition came out [...]

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