My wife just read aloud your touching tribute to the late Ron Hood.
I feel that Ron's death was a needless loss to the survival community and his family. If men have their PSA checked annually, there's no reason this disease should sneak up on them. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago when I was 60. Instead of surgery, which can leave one impotent and/or incontinent, I chose proton therapy at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, as did my father-in-law. My current PSA is 0.22. Thank You, God! I hope that you have been getting yours checked regularly! Thanks,- Bob H. in Oregon