Feb 06, 2009 - 5:35 pm
I was 43 years old when I was originally diagnosed in 2003. I will be 49 next month and it appears that my cancer may be back. I had a radical prostatectomy June 2003 and I thought I was done with this demon inside me. I am so frustrated. Will this ever go away? I am going to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, to consult with a radiation oncologist, on Feb. 10 to find out what my options are. Most of the stuff I read concerning PC refers to men who were diagnosed at an older age. Most of the studies were done with men who were diagnosed at age 60 or more. There is nothing that I have seen that indicates the prognosis for anyone diagnosed at age 43. I realize that PC is a relatively slow growing cancer and that this will not kill me now, but I wonder if I will make it to enjoy retirement with my wife in 13 years, when I will be only 62. I am so angry. I feel like I am now in a foot race to try to stay ahead of this thing before it finally catches up with me.