lakeswim wrote:Jolene wrote:Thank you so much for sharing about this study. I will have to ask my MSK surgeon about this study when I see him in May. Or before. Funny, given he told me when I saw him in February that salvage surgery is "typically" the same as original surgery.
hi Lakeswim - just 3 months ago, my doc said the same about salvage surgery basing on Dr Angelita's paper. He had even performed salvage surgery himself too. 3 months later which was just a few days ago, he changed his opinion based on the latest MSK paper which he just came across as it was just published online only in Jan 2019.
To be fair, it wasn't really his opinions. He was simply laying out facts for me based on his knowledge in the field and that these facts changes each time someone publishes something new which contradicts precedent research.
I don't have access to the full online version except based on what I read from the site link but he mentioned that there are variables at play as the MSK sample excluded those who had access to MRI and PET scans. So if one had access to both MRI and also PET scans, it wouldn't be a fair comparison to compare oneself with the MSK study. Not sure where he got this specific data from, he probably had some special access to the data of the research not available to layman as yet ? Disclaimer: This is simply what I have heard from him, I have not had the chance to see and read the paper myself yet.
He had however repeatedly reminded me that going down the WW with him is not exactly mainstream and we will be walking in the dark with contradicting research arising should I decide to embark on WW in due time.