prostate cancer surival rates increasing -

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   Posted 9/16/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
this is from local paper - showing increased survival rates - including prostate cancer

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   Posted 9/16/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm not sure i had ever seen the secondary graph, showing (more or less) linear decrease in survival when compared to age (??)
i was not expecting that dynamic: is that expected and understood ??

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   Posted 9/16/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
if you are diagnosed early in the disease -and are younger - your survival rate is greater - that is one reason why the reason for surgery over other treatments deal with the length of survival time - if you have 10 years or less of assumed survival rate (even dying of old age) -non-surgical means are promoted.

-the chart rate was what I expected with what I have learned since diagnosis.

-wishing you all the best
Age: 54 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA: Sept 23, 2010 -TBA
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