I believe that life expectancy is attributed to habits more so than the state of medical progress. Unfortunately, the US is also near the top in preventable health related issues. Let's face it, the US has a very high rate of obesity, poor dietary hanits, and other vices.
Still the PCa numbers here are excellent in comparison to other countries. Perhaps a good reason that the recent studies in the New England Journal of Medicine had such a disparity between the US and European. Maybe they were both right?
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1