Seems strange, indeed, but it has been a year since successful cancer surgery! Amazing how time flies, and though I miss the ol' prostate, it is far better to be cancer free. Gentlemen: GET yourself checked! Don't wait, if you are near 50, just do it. It was the last thing that I expected and most unexpected news, but with a great surgeon, like mine, things can go really well. The alternative is very protracted, and unpleasant way to die. One upside: Instant birth control!