Guys were not as informed as they can be now
Generally true. The superhighway has made great strides. Back around and before Rinky was diagnosed information on prostate cancer, like everything else, was marginal on the web. It was live support groups that you had to get peer to peer information from. And no I don't know this because I was there, ~ my predecessor at our UsTOO chapter ~ Lew Musgrove ~ filled me in. There are others just like him like Ralph Valle who recently joined this forum, Chuck Maack, Harry Pinchot, Howard Hansen, and ladies like Kathy Meade and Judy Thurman ~ etc. All of these men, and women, and others, had been improving the internet information on prostate cancer and sharing their stories for guys like me. And I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Great story from Rinky as well. Thank you for coming and sharing...
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
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/17/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.