Families really need to sit down and discuss this.
I’ve had several run-in’s with cancer, including prostate cancer. I decided not to treat it until my PSA reached 7. That worked for me, it may not be right for everyone. Never knew my dad had prostate cancer but found out later. Wow! Families really need to sit down and discuss this stuff early on. I’m having a serious sit down with my two 30+ year old sons to chat about the need to get a base line PSA test soon. Bad genes can be inherited. Hope it motivates them to do something early and not wait.
Something I suggest to everyone – do a one-page health write up. It’s a kind of a personal health history to give your doc when you go in. It gives them a great discussion tool and offers both of us an opportunity to bring up any health issues prior to treatment.