I spent most of today listening to the Congressional Hearing on Prostate Cancer. I spent most of today listening to a travesty for men with advanced prostate cancer. I believe that today’s hearing pushed men with advanced prostate cancer ten steps backwards.
PSA testing, PSA testing is all we heard. Important, yes, but so are we. Almost never mentioned were men like us. What do you do with men who are destined to die from prostate cancer? Over 27,000 of us will die and no mention about helping us beat our cancer.
That is it gentlemen. Don’t expect any additional help from congress. It was a bad day.
Joel T Nowak, MA, MSW