My most recent position was that of CFO for a firm that only does Foreign Exchange transaction, in fact, we were the only "non-bank" in this state that offered those kind of services. I certainly don't have to prove my resume to you, its on-line in enough places, be easy enough to find.
If you really, absolutely knew 100% sure that you were one of the seven, I assure you, you would have a whole different attitude on the subject. Not convinced you would simply call it "fate" at that point, not if you could do something to change that status back to being one of the living.
I'm for 100% PSA screenings for all men over 40, to at least get a baseline. Its' just a simple blood test, not invasive at all. And if PC runs in your family, or if you are African-American, then I think the age for the first test should be moved back to perhaps 30 or 35.
Remember, it's what you don't know that will kill you inside. Four bouts with a serious cancer has taught me to be real pro-active in what I can and can't do to help myself, I make no apologies for that.
In the time I've been here at HW, I can't think of a single man that I would say reacted in a "knee jerk reaction" to his PC dx. If I am wrong on that point, refresh my memory. I respect each and every decision that the men here have made, and are making. It is their life and their body we are talking about
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9