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RS B lives in California, USA. He was 47 when he was diagnosed in May, 2017. His initial PSA was 5.49 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 7a, and he was staged T1c. His choice of treatment was Undecided. Here is his story.

Diagnosed in May of 2017 as I was preparing to retire from the Navy. Had a couple bouts of prostatitis over the previous couple years. PSA 5.49 8% Free Dec 17, 4.77 Nov 17, 2.45 Jul 12. Biopsy showed high volume of 3+4 cells in 8/12 cores (Post MRI so biopsy was directed). Prostate volume 27.4mm on MRI. PCA3 48. Radical prostatectomy recommended all the way around. I have decided to fly in the face of convention for the time being and try some alternative methods of combatting this disease. None of my research has shown me definitively that surgery is going to be better than lifestyle diet changes as well as some alternative therapies. I do this with eyes wide open and I will opt for conventional measures at the one year mark if I do not have definitive improvements in PSA, PCA3, and/or size of tumor. I have additional health issues that, while not addressed by my surgeon, are of concern to me. I am completely asymptomatic currently assuming no more prostatitis. If nothing else, lifestyle changes will make me a healthier surgery candidate.

RS's e-mail address is: randahl.benson AT gmail.com (replace "AT" with "@")


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