What key advice do you offer others?
Patient Mark Lichty Transcript
Opening Title : What key advice do you offer others?
The take home message for those that are following a regimen of active surveillance is to make connections, find support, there’s so much knowledge and wisdom, so many people have crossed this path before you, do not go it alone. The other issue and or the other thing that you want to do is be, be very much a part of the process, don’t be an observer, be a part of the process. You know my situation… I had three physicians ten years ago recommend to me to have a radical prostatectomy. If I had been an observer I would have had a radical prostatectomy. I would have risked and likely suffered from erectile dysfunction, incontinence, and some other things, in fact they didn’t even have the term active surveillance ten years ago I didn’t even know what I was going on, it was called watchful waiting, which was a bad term I thought, but in any event, my point is…be an active participant in the process, the science is emerging every day and you need to keep up with it
Closing Title: Don’t be an observer, be an active participant