THERE IS A SEA CHANGE COMING IN ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE
ASPI is a group of prostate cancer patients/survivors and advocates that will empower men diagnosed with low-risk and intermediate prostate cancer, including Gleason 6-7, by providing the latest information to allow for informed decisions with your physician, regarding approaches to active surveillance. ASPI provides a network of support and a platform for friendships to form.
WE ARE SURVIVORS
In my opinion, my greatest personal accomplishment was to undertake extensive research on my own, followed by choosing AS. When I was diagnosed with PC at the age of 61, my doctors strongly recommended that I undergo traditional treatment. Surgery was at the top of the list.
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Thirteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Gleason 6 prostate cancer (PC) and against the advice of five medical professionals, including my wife, chose not to have an intervention. I was fortunate because my urologist knew me, and while he recommended that I have a radical prostatectomy (RP), he said, “Mark, I know you well … Read More
MARK LICHTY // PROSTATE CANCER PATIENT AND SUPPORT GROUP LEADER “I am currently on my 12th year of active surveillance (AS) and I am hoping that my journey through this difficult process may help others avoid over-treatment. ” Back in 1996, I watched my steadfast father’s quality-of-life crumble as he descended into the world of … Read More
By Howard Wolinsky Nine years ago, I stood at a fork in the road. I chose the road less traveled, though my doctor at the time had other plans for me. I had been diagnosed with what I now know is a low-risk, early-stage prostate cancer. It seemed very scary in December 2010, not so … Read More