The article left out a lot of important data. Did all the men fit the criteria for AS? Some men with Gleason 7 or higher follow AS. The chance of dying from prostate cancer is already is pretty low, so while a 15.8% lower risk sounds impressive it is still a pretty small number in total. And how much more time does that translate to on average? Does this mean a man following AS might die at 80 of prostate cancer and someone who had a RP will live to 80 and 2 months. And they need to elaborate on a 25.5% higher risk of dying from other causes.
That all being said, despite following AS, I think there is probably a slightly higher risk in my choice.
B-year: 1959 PSA ~7.4
-1Biopsy: 2011; 2/12 positive, G6(3+3), both 30% T1c
-2012 Tesla 3 MRI - no nodules or progression outside prostate.
-2nd biopsy 2 /10 positive, G6, 40 & 70%
-3rd Biopsy July 2013 3/13 positive, G6, 1%, 5%, 40%
Active surveillance; following Ornish/Michael Milken-style diet
Post Edited (Dreamerboy) : 3/6/2014 7:19:36 PM (GMT-7)