Its indignant! Its incredible that they would deal with people like that, Fidalgo said. I am the face of that one guy who got saved because they did a PSA test.
A Johns Hopkins University survey published in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that more than 60 percent of doctors said the guidelines would make them much less or somewhat less likely to order the PSA test for all men.
Its not right. Patients should be treated as people, who can make informed decisions about their health, Fidalgo said.
The American Urological Association has also released a statement opposing the task force recommendations.
I dont go parading to my patients or to people that I survived prostate cancer, Fidalgo said. But if my story can create awareness for men in some way, then its worth talking about it.
Part 8: Facing my fears after mastectomy
Part 11: Radiation therapy gives her hope
Part 12: Finding strength from others
Part 14: A new outlook on 2012
Part 17: After radiation therapy ends
Part 21: Too much fear, too little trust
Part 26: High hope for new drug
Part 27: Religion is an unavoidable topic
Part 28: Treatment changes social life
Part 33: Facing up to infertility
From the Editor: Journalist confronts cancer, takes readers along