My prostate cancer was diagnosed in August, 2002. It was found very early and radiation was all that was necessary. There were some very unpleasant after effects but by late 2004 I had no more problems. My PSA counts have been exceptionally low since the radiation was completed. All men ages 40 or older should have annual PSA tests done (a simple blood test). Some men in their early 40s have been found to have prostate cancer.