It's been 7 years to the day (August 25th, 2008) that I received the bad news, that after 3 prostate biopsies spread over 18 months, that I indeed did have Prostate Cancer.
Without re-hashing history ,or boring anyone with the details, its been one hell of a protracted and bizarre battle to say the least.
PC is still with me, both failed surgery and failed SRT behind me. Most of my low quality of life and misery is directly related to the treatments I received, not the actual cancer itself...........
Wow, just wow. I guess the question is: are you alive today because of your treatments? Would you have suffered more and maybe even died with zero treatment, or any less aggressive approach?
But here is a toast to making it 7 years! Yay!
PSA 10.9 ~112013
Bx on 112013 at age 64 yrs 11 months, with 5 of 12 pos with one G9(5+4), 1 PNI, T2B.
RALP with lymph nodes at Vanderbilt 021914. (nodes clear, but SV+, still G9 but down graded to 4+5, cut wide, but 1 tiny foci right at the edge of margin ) Pros. 106.7 gms!
At 15 months, not wearing a pad most days, mostly dry
PSA <.1 on 4/7,
PSA <.01 on 6/11, 8/20/14 and 3/4/15