"Averages" (or my least favorite, "medians") with a disease like this can be misleading.
Perhaps remission can be defined as no more treatments?
Then those of us that eventually (only 40 years, Tony!?) "go to Glory" for other reasons do achieve permanent remission!
The various calculators our friends here offer can at least shed some light on the factors we consider as we make our "long-term investments."
I suspect higher gleeson scores, capsular penetrations, and so forth would weight the possibility of future battles.
Cancer patients like Lance Armstrong inspire us all to look at possibilities no one will consider!
There is a story about this man who didn't die, he just rode a chariot of fire into Heaven....
I wonder what kind of fuel mileage my Honda would get?
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5 + Biopsy 23DEC06
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples. + Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland. + Confined. :)
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Post Edited (Cedar Chopper) : 8/13/2007 1:50:33 PM (GMT-6)