I would not argue any of the studies or statistics flying around here.
Odds/statistics are real funny things. All of the men on here statistcially had a 1 in 6 chance of getting PC. So we aleady have "won" a lottery that we had a 16 % chance of winning.
If you tell me, or the majority of men on here that we only have a 20 % (or 10, 0r 5 ) chance of dying of PC by just standing by and watching it, I don't think those odds are great. I am going to eventually have it taken care. From that perspective, I would say most men will eventually have treatment, if their PSA goes up, which is almost a certainty.
In the future, if we can improve on the monitoring and predictive capabilities, it would seem that AS could result in fewer curative treatments. But today, I don't personally feel the odds are with me. I'm already an unlucky guy.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01