I have no idea what you're talking about
or what you're posts have to do with this thread. I think you might be a little confused by what was written. Don't know what "age" and "support" have to do with here.
As for Sliwa, the internet is plastered with references to him being a vigilante. Here is just one of them:
"Curtis Sliwa founded his controversial vigilante group, the Guardian Angels, in 1979"www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20081394,00.html
I know it's not the Atlantic Monthly, but People is about
as mainstream as they come.
Doesn't matter if he is technically a vigilante or not. What matters is that he put the spotlight on our disease, had successful surgery which in his own words he describes as having worked because it confirmed that the cancer was contained within the organ. I don't know how old Sliwa is, but he, like many here, is certainly allowed to feel that it was contained.
I went on that MSK calculator last night and one of the criteria asked was if it was contained. There's probably a reason they ask and that reason is probably why we all sweat bullets before hearing the post op pathology. Some of us don't here "contained" and have to work on an alternative, some of us do but only for a short while, some of us never have to think of an alternative again. Regardless, we're all in the same boat together to a great degree.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)
AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX