The Washington Post had a pull-out advertising supplement yesterday called "Prostate Cancer, Your Guide to Early Detection, Treatment and Support." It was written and published by Media Planet. It has some interesting articles and a lot of ads.
I think this is becoming an annual thing. It is good to see them getting the word out and raising awareness.
Age: 53; 52 at DX
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007: PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late
Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5.
Feb 2008: PSA 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were
cancerous and the 6th was suspect.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.
Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Stage: pT3a. Negative margins. Lymph node and nerve samples taken, and appeared to be cancer free.
July 2008 - Aug 2009: PSA testing. Undetectable thru 15 months.