Doctor of Teleocity
- Jun 12, 2003
- Glamorous NoHo
Went to the Doc today for the semi-annual check-up. Lab work the same (actually pretty good), weight unchanged, yada yada. Asked when the dreaded prostate exam would be done. He said, don't worry at your age, you would have gotten colon or prostate cancer by now and we rely on PSA readings (excellent) and the colonoscopy is more dangerous at your age than what we might find unless there have been previous pre-cancerous polyps (none). So the good news is no more tests and the bad news is I'm probably going to die before any of those tests could help. Can't say I'm going to miss either test though.
At my last physical, my doctor told me they don't do the digital exam anymore unless the patient asks for it. They've come to the conclusion that it's simply not a good diagnostic tool. So I said, "No, thank you."