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Bill; I fully understand what you are saying. My situation was similar in that I spent a year in denial after being diagnosed before taking the plunge with total treatment and the resulting consequences. That year of denial gave the cancer one more year to mature and become more serious. We all fear the treatment and the results from it, but it is often inevitable at some point and then more serious. My "surveillance" period was probably the years of "bliss and ignorance" before diagnosis while this adversary grew inside me plus the year I spent in denial. Yes, there is risk involved. Jon.