In the latest Runner's World, there's a long article about
Bill Rodgers, famous Boston Marathon multitime champ. And he was diagnosed with PCa. It says he's trying to raise people's awareness, but that it's hard for him, like with a lot of guys.
The Runner's World website doesn't mention this, at least not yet. Probably trying to make sure their hardcopy sells.
Here's a link to a brief story:
Seems he was diagnosed in December 2007 and had surgery in January 2008. Similar timeframe to a lot of folks here!
I know there are some runners here, some fairly serious. I'm not anymore, but I still like to read about
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about
2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)
Post Edited (DJBearGuy) : 4/3/2009 2:01:47 PM (GMT-6)