Thank you for the information. At this time I wish to express my appreciation to you for all that you have accomplished for the PC cause. Your "human intelligence" has been assailed by many to include a Federal Task Force, associations, and members of the intelligentsia who have selectively utilized conflicting studies and trials that best suits their purposes. Unproven statistics have been utilized enough times to make a point and they are now considered "facts" and "evidence".
You were born at a time when mottoes such as "duty, honor, and country" were meant to live by and implied reciprocal obligations to the individuals. Human intelligence involves emotion, morals, and ethics in addition to logic. I subscribe to your "moral compass".
The current mortality estimate this year is 28,000 and a few years ago almost 34,000 died. In the absence or severe curtailment of screening, for the good of society, conservation of resources, and, of course, to save money SWAG estimates range from 46,000 to 50,000 deaths annually--who knows? Many of us appreciate your "moral compass"; it's pointed in the right direction!
Age 71--a "well seasoned" vet
Dx'd Sept 2010 by symptoms at age68--PSA 4.89--5 G8's and 4 G7's out of 10 cores.t3ahigh risk-High volume with extra capular extension present..79.2Gys IMRT completed in Feb 2011 with 6 months casodex and 3 years lupron--.06 psa after radiation and <.03 April 2013..Last 6-month lupron shot due in Oct 2013..Side Effects--fatigue and emotional highs and lows