The earliest that I have data from is 1997 when I was 50 (PSA 0.94) . Working in the chemical industry and a volunteer fireman, we were given complete physicals every year and I know that I had a DRE every time going back to 1980. (We had a Dr. in the plant that was 6'4" 300 lbs. and we always felt that he used the finger that had his college ring on it.)
My Uncle and father both had PCa. My father was diagnosed @ 80 y.o. and had seeds, external beam and finally HT. He is now 87 and PSA is undectable. After he found out that he had PCa, he bugged me constantly about staying on top of the PSA test.
Diagnosed July 2007
PSA-4.0 (Free psa 11%)
Biopsy August 2007 - 2 of 4 on Right Side with 20%, Stage T1c
Cat Scan & Bone Scan both Clean
DaVinci Surgery Nov. 26th RWJUH Cancer Center, New brunswick, NJ
11/27/07 Home & on the road to recovery
12/4/2007 Catheter Out!
Pathology Report: Gleason 3+3=6
Organ contained Negative Margins
1/1/08 Back to Officiating Wrestling
2/27/08 1st Post Op PSA...<0.1 Undetectable
Still using a pad everyday for minor leaks (using Detrol for bladder spasms)
4/1/08 Trying Levitra every other day very little response :(