Well your post is a testimonial that prostate cancer crosses all boundaries. What healthcare system is best? The one that cures it 100%. I have read several articals and heard some doctors saying that over testing or screening is a waste of time. They are in the minority amoung their peers. I would suggest that any reporter or doctor making these claims must enjoy taking the wind out of patients sails of hope. I don't believe these things and have seen too many first hand accounts to know that early detection is better than late detection. That goes for any cancer.
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Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
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