I like the programs of the Cancer councils but my gripe is with the Doctors. My specialist is sometimes away and I get stuck with the Registrars. The two I have seen verge on the 'cautious in the extreme' and have planned for PETSCANS and extension of the hormone treatment from 6 months to the 18 months. The is really invasive treatment. I was amazed. I thought it was joke or jokes. The next Rgistrar told me I needed a PETSCAN because my 'PSA was 'a bit high'. When my GP received PSA a few days before he told me it was normal. Look, I believed the GP for 2 reasons. One, I have known and trusted him for 29 years and secondly he has many prostate patients and he is more trustworthy than some trainee Doctor who happens to be called an Oncology Register.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.