montee, i am with you all the way.
tell the widows, sons and daughters, and grand children of the still some 28,000 men that die a year from prostate cancer how easy pc is, and how its the good cancer, and how you have loads of time.
i am all about
early testing, base line at 40 for most, younger for those with it in their families and for our african-american friends.
my two sons have promised to have a base line psa done at 35. i trust that they will.
david in sc
57, 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
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed