Way, way off the usual subjects I know, but if you think you are, or have been told you are, a possible candidate for prostate cancer, you might want to read on. Two years ago my family doctor discovered what he suspected was a tumor on my prostate gland. Two visits and a biopsy later, a urologist confirmed that there was a malignancy about the size of a dime. Because I was 75, I was given the following choices: radiology, chemotherapy, or a relatively new treatment called cryosurgery. Radical prostatectomy was not an option because, as I was reminded, I'm older than dirt. Dr. Kwatra, the urologist, gently nudged me toward the cryogenic (freezing) procedure because of the excellent results he'd had in previous cases. And, man, am I glad he did! An overnight stay in the hospital and a week with a catheter, and it was over, gone forever. I was back on my bike in less than three weeks--still a little tender in the crotch, yes, but riding. Guess my point is, if you're avoiding being tested for prostate cancer because of all the scary things you've heard, or you are in denial for some other dumb reason, you are doing yourself a REALLY big disservice.