Faces of Prostate Cancer - Peter Jobs
Though Peter Jobs' PSA level never rose above five, its steady growth over several years was a red flag. A manual exam and ultrasound revealed the suspicious tissue and a biopsy confirmed it: Peter had an aggressive form of prostate cancer. His take-charge personality pointed him toward surgery to remove his prostate, but the final decision to operate was made jointly with Susan, his wife of 45 years. Two weeks after surgery Peter and Susan vacationed in Hawaii. Six weeks after, Peter was easing back into swimming, golf and his great passion, tennis. Peter's PSA level remains extremely low.
"It's a wake-up call -- you realize life is fragile," says Peter, reflecting on his diagnosis. "Enjoy the people in your life and live every day to its fullest. In the end, that's what it's all about."