On May 13, 2002, Michael sent out the following letter:
I flew round-trip from Sacramento to Seattle today to visit my physician,
Dr. Blasko. It's now been five years since I completed triple therapy of
radioactive seeds, external beam radiation, and eight months of hormonal
suppression. My PSA at the five year mark (post seeding) is 0.01! Dr. B.
was delighted and informed me that he has now followed patients out to 15
years. No patient with a five year PSA < 0.1 has had a recurrence of his
In this business, that's about a close to being pronounced cured as it gets.
I just had to share the good news, and perhaps give some encouragement to
those men (and their mates) who have contacted me while considering their
own therapeutic decisions.
Thanks for your support over these five years.
Opening some bubbly,
Michael Dorso MD