Gene was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June of 2009 with a Gleason score of 6 and a second opinion of Gleason 7. Gene was asked to do a Biopsy and had that done with one core at 70% and one at 3+4=7. Next step was chemo or radiation and he declined. He told the Urologist that he first needed to find out where his prostate was.
Gene started to research and never looked back. He has spent the last 11 years in the best shape of his life. Gene accomplished this with lots of faith, having a positive attitude, training his brain to help him instead of being extremely negative, he eats only cancer-fighting foods, uses supplements to stay healthy, drinks the healthiest water available, exercises at least 5 days a week, designed a protocol for himself and has professional assistance with doctor’s who agree with what he is doing. Ten years later, Gene is very healthy with a high PSA that is now coming down. His PSA over 13 years started at 2.9 and rose to 30.2. His PSA has been stable for four years at 25.7 and is now 30.1. Gene has had no treatments just lots of experimenting with protocols.
Gene started his family business 37 years ago in Automotive and Collision Repair as a Distributor of new Repair Equipment. His wife Barb has been at his side from the start. His son Doug has been with ATI for 29 years and is now the Owner as of May of 2019. Gene’s daughter Kris is in Kansas City, and Doug & Kris have two children each. Gene and Barb have been married for 57 years and retired in 2018 & 2019. Gene works 10 to 12-hour days and is the Chair for the St. Louis I-CAR job fairs at World Wide Technology Raceway. Once a year they partner up with NHRA for a day of drag racing and interview over 900+ students. Gene is totally involved with AASP an Automotive Industry Association, and with MV-TAP where we raise money for local High School Collision programs. In the summer of 2018 Gene and other industry advocates started Women in the Auto and Collision Industry (WAC), a non-profit organization that has really taken off. St. Louis has a lot of great women in our Automotive and Collision Industry.
In September of 2017 at a PCRI conference in Los Angeles, CA, four Prostate cancer patients got together and formed Active Surveillance Patients International (ASPI) a St Louis MO, non-profit corporation. February of 2019 ASPI became a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization. The ASPI vision is to develop proactive patients by empowering and education men with the latest interpretation of the information and fostering the understanding necessary to pursue the best outcomes with the least intervention. ASPI’s mission is to help BPA, rising PSA, newly diagnosed and men on Active Surveillance (AS), and their spouses/partners with their journey living with PCa. ASPI hopes to provide their sons with information to prevent them from going through what he and others have. Gene is the President of ASPI. ASPI prepares newsletters for its subscribers and network of PCa patients. “ASPI is Patients communicating with patients” Website: https://www.aspatients.org Email: gslattery.ASPI@gmail.com, Phone # 314-422-7885, Fenton, Missouri – USA. Join and receive our network newsletter at, https://us19.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=827de85e4049367ea0e29d44c&id=71b7e4349b,