I hate articles like this one, same old story, I think they are written by people that never had PC or knew anyone that had PC. You know they say, don't shoot the messenger, PSA testing is the messenger, and its foolish to generalize and say that its the fault of the test that so many more men are getting a PC dx. The PC is either there or it isn't. Burying you head in the sand and not testing doesn't solve anything, and its back to that big gamble in the sky. If you get a PC dx, we all know here, you want to catch it early, low gleason, low staging, low % of cancer in the cores if you get a biopsy, not knowing you have it and then ending up with a fatal or advanced case doesn't make any sense to me. Makes good news story I suppose, but sends the wrong message.
David in SC
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, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist