Dan Zenka, senior vice president of the Prostate Cancer Foundation was diagnosed with his own case of prostate cancer in April 2010 at the age of 51. He had a radical prostatectomy in June and was subsequently diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic cancer. He completed seven weeks of radiation treatment in December 2010 and endured two years of androgen deprivation therapy, which he is soon concluding. He started this blog within days of his original diagnosis to share information and patient perspectives and, most importantly, to encourage men to talk about prostate cancer.
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The beleaguered PSA test is one of the most misunderstood medical tests in today’s headlines. The recent wholesale bashing of the test and the U.S. Preventive Task Force’s recommendation against testing has been a great disservice to men and created greater confusion around just what PSA testing is and isn’t. In my case, I believe there is little doubt that the PSA test helped to save my life. View Full Post