I often wondered if the right questions were asked during the early diagnosis and subsequent treatment of my prostate cancer. I say this because over the past year that I have been researching and writing about prostate cancer, I actually learned a few things about the cancer industry. Like any industry that relies on continued business to grow and survive, the cancer industry is no exception. For example, in the United States, there are three accepted protocols for treating cancer: surgery, pharmacology and radiation. Any other cancer treatment methodologies outside this medical trinity are considered heresies. Holistic and alternative treatments for cancer prevention and treatment are the bane of “civilized medicine” here in the U.S. and will continue to be until something radical is done to bring about meaningful change in this industry. The National Prostate Cancer Survey (NPCS) is a step in that direction.
What is NPCS?
The National Prostate Cancer Survey is a data gathering and data mining initiative with the goal of answering seldom asked questions about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer here in the United States based on data volunteered by prostate cancer patients. Many clinical research studies on prostate cancer are done with far fewer numbers, usually under 1,000 subjects. The goal of this survey is to collect data for over 10,000 prostate respondents. The complied data will be shared with an advisory board of healthcare practitioners from a number of different disciplines. Findings from this board will be shared with the medical community, cancer researchers and other health care practitioners via pingroof.com.
In addition to the medical findings of the advisory board, a press release explaining the medical implications of this survey will be released to the general public and the media. To help ensure the success of this initiative, we strongly encourage active public participation. The success of The National Prostate Cancer Survey has the potential to help tens of thousands of men diagnosed with prostate cancer or elevated PSA to live cancer free. It can also help shed new light on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer…as well as other cancers.
How to participate
Your participation in this survey will make you part of a ground breaking event in modern medicine that will shape the future of cancer research and treatment. The survey will help identify some of the potential causes of prostate cancer with a view to prevention and treatment. This survey is my own personal initiative and is in no way connected with the American Medical Association or National Cancer Institute.
If you are between the ages of 40 and 70 and want to participate in this survey, you need to meet the following basic requirements: 1) You have an elevated PSA of 2.5 or more. 2) You have been diagnosed with prostate cancer which was confirmed by a biopsy and lab findings. 3) You have been treated or are undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. 4) Be willing to have your doctor complete portions of the survey which will require your written consent.
To participate, simply click here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All your personal information will be used solely for the purposes of this survey and will be held in strictest confidence.
If you are a healthcare practitioner and wish to be a part of this survey, we welcome your participation. We are especially interested in individuals with disciplines in the following areas: oncology, cancer research, allergies, laboratory technicians, dentistry and all forms of alternative medicine. To receive a registration form and complete details about the potential role you can play in this ground breaking endeavor, please click here or email me at email@example.com. Please note that your participation is strictly on a voluntary basis and there is no monetary compensation.
Your support is vital
Now for the first time we can send a powerful message to the healthcare industry that will be hard to ignore. But to do this we need your active support. Please encourage your friends, family members or loved ones who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with prostate cancer to read this article and participate in this survey. Our goal is 10,000 respondents and we want to publish our findings by the second quarter of 2013. Remember to keep checking back for monthly updates so you can monitor the progress of this initiative. Thank you.