Letter Re: The Late Ron Hood and Prostate Check-Ups

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