Good point, goodlife, not distracting the link at all. In my case, no one else in my family has ever had cancer. My PC is my 4th bout. No one has had psoraisis, except for me. It showed up for the first time, back around 1995 (?) when I was diagnosed the 1st time with the ultra rare porocarcinoma. It's the plaque type, and it appeared out of no where on both ankles, both upper thighs, and both knees. Ended up with 5 ops and 35 treatments of neck/throat radiation to finally rid (?) myself of the porocarcinoma, but the psoraisis stayed on for years.
It was just starting to get better, when I got my PC dx, then it started up bad again. Now some drs say that stress makes it worse, and what could be more stressful then another cancer dx? But I have had stressful jobs pre-cancer days and never had any psoraisis.
Since cancer really isnt in my family, since I am not of African-American stock, in my own case, my best guess, and my original medical oncologist years ago suggested it, the vast amount of toxic substences I was exposed to when young, probably contributed to these cancers. Exposure to abestos, lead paint, lots of formyldehyde exposure in my early 20s, and yes, possibly agent orange exposure from Nam days. Just a guess, of course, no way to prove.
In my young days on the job, when I use to work in machine shops, there weren't any MDS sheets, or safety meetings, or warning labels. If your boss said to dip the bucket of parts into a drum of formyldehyde, you did it. I worked for hours upon hours drenched in the stuff up to my elbows. Who knows?
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10