An Email I received from the Masten Family said...
We are hanging the feathers on the wind. Dad passed peacefully late last night, May 9, 2008, at 11:50 pm, his whole family around him singing Let It Be A Dance, candlelight illuminating our love. We are thankful for all your support through this sweet time. We will post a short article on his website www.ric-masten.net in a day or two.
Love, Jerri and all the Masten clan.
My sincerest condolences to the Masten Family. For those who don't know of him, Ric had advanced prostate cancer for over ten years. He fought long and hard. He was a great inspiration to me and so many others. He and I exchanged Emails and I was on his mailing list and loved the guy. He was a great artist, a nationally acclaimed poet, and a strong advocate against prostate cancer. He will be missed.
If you have some time, visit his site above. You won't regret it.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
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.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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