I get weary of the PC blame game. From the start, my doctor said its mostly a question of genetics/dna at the personal level.
Eat this or not eating that, smoking or not smoking, being active or being a couch potato - none of that has been proven to be remotely 100% positive to cause or prevent PC.
Even among our community here, we have men from every spectrum of lifestyles and dietary choices, and you know what the only common denominator? We all have prostate cancer.
Once you have that diagnosis, learn all you can, think through the process, choose as wisely as you can, endure what you must, and hope for the best. That are the real choices, as far as the rest goes, its just an informed guess at best.
No one ever said PC played fair, it doesn't for many.
All the nonograms and charts in the world have nothing to do with you ,as cancer reacts on a patient to patient basis.
Not a doom and gloom view, a realist view, and coming from first hand experience. The truth that none of us really want to hear.
David in sC
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 margin
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, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
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 9/10