The real story about prostate cancer awareness, cancer detection and its surgical treatment is that the prostate cancer industry is a bogus industry capitalizing on men made vulnerable by a prostate cancer label, then deceiving and exploiting them.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
“The real story about prostate cancer awareness, cancer detection and its surgical treatment is that the prostate cancer industry is a bogus industry capitalizing on men made vulnerable by a prostate cancer label, then deceiving and exploiting them. 75% of prostate cancers are the so-called Gleason 6 (3+3) prostate “cancers” which usually present no health risk, do not behave like cancers, need no robotic surgery and calling this disease a “cancer” is absolutely unjustified”, said Bert Vorstman MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS a leading specialist in the management of localized prostate cancer employing active surveillance monitoring as well as minimally invasive and focal therapy treatment techniques.
Said Dr Vorstman, “The ill-conceived, irreversible and high-risk robotic prostatectomy has generated more debilitation and dissatisfaction than after any other surgical procedure performed on man ever. This concern is especially shocking when 75% of prostate “cancers” pose no health risk to man and treating these men on the pretext of “saving” their lives is an outrageous scam. Only the high-risk prostate cancers demand treatment but not with surgery”.
Dr. Bert Vorstman, a Coral Springs Florida urologist with over 30 years of experience in managing localized prostate cancer has just listed the 10 most shocking fallacies offered by urologists in the deceptive practice of promoting the debilitating radical surgery/robotic prostatectomy. His article, “10 Shocking Fallacies and The Prostate Cancer Surgery Scam” has been posted on his Uro Health blog (http://www.urologyweb.com/10-shocking-fallacies-and-the-prostate-cancer-surgery-scam/).
Dr Vorstman added, “The supreme fallacy is the contention that the robotic prostatectomy offers cure.” Dr Vorstman continued, “In fact, the toxic and crippling radical surgery/robotic prostatectomy treatment has never saved significant numbers of lives and only resulted in great harm. This surgical treatment has always been the main offender in the gross over treatment of the very common Gleason 6 (3+3) prostate “cancer” and the squandering of precious healthcare dollars. Furthermore, Dr Vorstman added, “The promotion of the robotic prostatectomy by the prostate cancer industry for treating a “cancer” which is not even a health risk has been one of the biggest medical deceptions ever perpetrated by physicians under the guise of “modern” medicine. Unfortunately, this deception has been enabled by a surgical culture jaundiced by egos, tradition and surgical treatment philosophy but absolutely devoid of evidence based medicine data”.
Dr Vorstman’s concerns have been endorsed by the recent embarrassing USPSTF report on prostate cancer screening (http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/prostatecancerscreening/prostatefinalrs.htm) using the unreliable PSA and the treatment of these screen-detected prostate cancers. This review underscored the great harm incurred and the lack of significant numbers of lives saved.
Dr Vorstman’s passion in medicine is the empowerment of men and their wives/partners about localized prostate cancer, management options and health choices. He is a dedicated patient advocate and an outspoken critic of over-diagnosis and over-treatment of the favorable-risk Gleason 6 (3+3) prostate “cancer”. His powerful messages and insights regarding prostate cancer reach many people through his website and blog, http://www.urologyweb.com/.
To review Dr Vorstman’s extensive writings on localized prostate cancer management go to http://www.urologyweb.com/exclusive-medical-reports/ or, contact Dr Bert Vorstman at 877 783 4438 or, bvorstmanmd(at)gmail(dot)com.