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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.
Articles and Resources
As a preface, I understand everyone is different and what may work for one, may not for others. Still, this story seems appropriate for this group and timely as well. I am 72 and was diagnosed a year ago with prostate cancer. Though the recent June 2020 reading was relatively low at 6.8, up from … Read More
Just over seven years ago I received a call from the urologist that did my biopsy and was asked to come to the office. He handed me the pathology report and coldly stated you have prostate cancer. Needless to say, I was stunned. The report showed there were four small areas of Gleason six. The … Read More
To begin, I accept my fate wherever it takes me. I’m 74 years old and I have had a great life with no regrets. Many of you who may be reading this need to understand, that sooner or later everybody dies of something, so get over this “illusion” that somehow, doctors will make you live … Read More