Stephen was diagnosed with Stage II prostate cancer in 2006. After considering his treatment options, he had a radical prostatectomy treatment. Fortunately, his doctor had been diligently performing a PSA test each year, even though Stephen did not have a family history of the disease.
In 2013, Stephen’s PSA began rising again, alerting his doctor to the fact that his cancer had recurred. He began a series of 39 radiation treatments and though his PSA initially remained low, as of April 2016 it had begun to rise again.
Stephen and his doctor now keep a close eye on his PSA and have been looking into Lupron hormone therapy should his PSA levels continue to rise.
Stephen recommends that all men diagnosed with prostate cancer do their own research about the disease, which is how he found ZERO’s website.
“I’d tell men to research as much as you can and let your doctor know your questions and concerns. If your doctor does not recommend PSA testing at your yearly physical, ask about it. Keep a close eye on your results, and learn as much as you can.”