fulltilt, you have asked a question many do not want to dwell on. I think it is a fair question. Sometimes doctors just do not want to address this issue, and without personal experience (a father, a brother) how would we know? Maybe read up on the Internet?
There is a lot of support here, so feel free to come back and post. Obviously, death in any form is scary.
Octorobo, it was nice to read your reply. Congratulations on the accomplishments in your life. Grandchildren do provide a new perspective on life!
"I want to be alive when I die. I want to have unfinished business!"
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I agree with Jim (Tudpock) and Aimzee on taking the question serious here. Some men here will have to deal with PC death, but the reality is that most of us won't.
I think it's helpful for all of us to be better informed and educated about aspects of the disease we have been touched by. As we become more educated (and help others become more educated), we all more clearly realize that, for example, more PC patients die from heart disease than PC.
This can be what's called a "teachable moment" for readers to take-away the important lesson that the same plan of committing to a good diet, exercise and lifestyle modification that has been shown to slow or stop the progression of prostate cancer's key marker in some men is also good one's heart...