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Re: type of treatment decided on.

I am extremely sorry if I offended anyone with this thread. I get a lot of support and help here and in no way would I want to crow or suggest I had found the best thing around.I don't deride other people's choices and I know there is no right or wrong way forward but it seemed to me that I was reading a lot about adverse effects of some of the treatments I know nothing about which is why I said excuse my ignorance.

As I said at the start I am very sorry to offend.


Re: type of treatment decided on.

I am sure your apology is sincere and will be accepted by all.

There are generally two categories of posts on Web Forums like this.

1. The newly diagnosed man who is seeking help on how to make the best decision for himself and wants to know what other men in his position thought and did. We don't get as many posts on this Forum in this category as others because so many newbies go right to the Experience pages and can get the information there or from men who are prepared to help and guide them on a one-to-one basis.

2. The second category of men is those who may have developed a problem from their treatment (or non-treatment) or who are concerned that they may develop such a problem. They are looking for specific help from others in the same boat.

So the focus in Forums is often seen as somewhat negative and may exaggerate the actual level of problems that men experience with treatment, simply because men who are doing OK often don't post except as a response to a specific question. They merely record their good outcome in their updates.

All the best

Terry Herbert in Australia