Index finger short ?
Any Psoriasis ?
Sedentary life style ?
African American ?
Like meat and dairy ?
Mother have breast cancer /
Father have prostate cancer ?
Ever had unprotected sex with a ****** ?
Had a vasectomy ?
Are you tall ?
Had prostatitis ?
Over 55 years old ?
Live north of 40 degress latitude ?
Farmer or in an area where pesticides are used ?
etc. etc. etc.
I am convinced it just diesn't really matter much. If 80 % of men who reach age 80 have PC, I haven't figured out where all these risk factors come into play.
While it is interesting to a point, it just drives me more nuts to try and figure out if I could have done much different, if I would have done much different.
I have just concluded it is what it is. I look at the link between smoking and lung cancer, which is much more direct than most of the itens on the list above, yet why can't we seem to get people to stop smoking ?
Not detracting form this thread, just a little commentary.
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