Hmmm, "all generalities are false". This statement is itself a generality and if all
generalties are indeed false, then so is this one. Which means that all generalities are true?
Generalities are true in most cases, which is why they have that name, but are often there are particular cases where the generality does not apply.
So while it is generally true that PCa is an old man's disease, as these stories show, don't count on it.
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 65.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.Operation:
open surgery on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.Post-op:
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.PSAs:
6-week : <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
19-month: 0.09 (maybe)
25-month: 0.2 (yes, bummer)
27-month: 0.2 (not up; glad about
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) worked well. From 14 months, occasional nocturnal erections. At 18 months, "graduated" to just the pump.