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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.


Headshot of AS Patient Thrainn Thorvaldsson
Thrainn’s Story

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.

Headshot of AS Patient Mark Lichty
Mark's Story

Thirteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Gleason 6 prostate cancer at the age of 55 – and, against the advice of five medical professionals (including my wife, a nurse practitioner) I chose not to have intervention.

Headshot of AS Patient Gene Slattery
Gene's Story

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June of 2009, with a Gleason score of 6 and a second opinion of Gleason 7. A biopsy showed one core at 80%. The next step was chemo or radiation. I declined…

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