53 years old, never goes to the doctor, except when he breaks a bone from skiing or rock climbing, or something like that. Never had his PSA tested, nor had a DRE.
Both Dad (an 11 year PCa survivor) and I smacked him in the head over the Thanksgiving table. "Just get tested to get a baseline", a blood test, and 20 seconds of a finger where you don't want it is a lot less painful than breaking your colarbone when skiing (which he did last year).
Tried to tell him how much harder and dangerous it would be to wait for symptoms first.
Stubborn fool, with his head in the sand.
(that's all, rant off)
Dx 9/29/11 (age 49)
Biopsy: 2/12 samples positive, Gleason 8 (4+4)
Robotic Prostatectomy 11/10/11 (nerves spared), Cath Removed 11/17
Final Gleason 7 (4+3) clean margins, no sem. ves. involvement, Lymph nodes negitave
First Post Op PSA: December 24