I saw that David,
Of course the "projected" versus the "actual" tend to be a bit differing, so my numbers are retrospective. Still, the incidence of prostate cancer versus the incidence of breast cancer is not even close. It will be interesting to see if the current trend by the ACS and others will make for less men screened, and thus diagnosed, yet with higher incidence of mortality. It won't be fun, but it will be interesting...I would hate to see higher death rates in prostate cancer, but that's the logical thing that will happen if less men are screened.
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
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