"I stop recommending PSA tests to the ones over 55, because if they are positive chances are that it is already late for a complete recovery to the natural."
I am outraged that you believe you should be the one that decides the fate of those over 55, just because if they are positive, there might be a problem. I believe it is our calling, as PC survivors, to help our brotherhood protect themselves and their family, from becoming a victim of a very destructive and painful outcome. Early detection is the key to life. Wouldn't you want your wife or daughter to be tested for detection of Breast Cancer, even thought it might result in surgery in order to save her life? Does that mean her QOL should be any different to a loving family, because she is not "natural"? Hogwash, I see no difference between the two.
As an active member of the Wichita Chapter of UsTOO, (a Prostate Cancer support group) I am proud to support the fact that early detection, using PSA and DRE can and will save thousands of lives.
PSA at Dx 105 at age 68, 4/04. ADT (Lupron only), RRP, 5/04. Gleason 4+5=9, Staged pT3bc NO MO, 3D rad, 40 treatments, 8/04. PSA 1/05 <0.01. ADT till 7/07. PSA 0.03 12/08, 0.07 4/09, 0.13 8/09, 0.19 12/09, 0.30 4/10, 8/10 0.37. Will start ADT3 after PSA reaches 1.2.