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CEO of Hasbro dead after prostate cancer fight

Brian Goldner CEO of Hasbro (toy company) has died of prostate cancer after a seven year fight with the disease. He was only 58, various media outlets reported.

This intrigues me partly because he was so young. He was diagnosed at age 51.

Not sure what age prostate exams are started. I didn't get my first one until age 54-55. I know other men who received their first exam at a similar age....if at all.

I'll never know, but I'll be wondering about all the specifics. What symptoms he had, family history, where the disease spread, PSA numbers, what treatment he had and very much etc...

I had a prostatectomy at age 58, so who knows what age my disease started? I tried to stave off the inevitable removal with active surveillance and multiple biopsies for two years. I should have had the surgery when first diagnosed, in retrospect, then maybe I wouldn't have had nerve infiltration and been able to avoid the impotence I was left with.

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Bill; Your last paragraph holds meaning for many of us. Don't beat yourself up over it. Not even the "experts" can give us enough facts to make the right choices all the time. None of us will ever know how long we had this brewing before it was discovered. I procrastinated for a year before I took it seriously and really checked into it. I didn't think "I" could get cancer. That was something others get. I feel that year gave the beast more time to mature and so my "wasted" time is regretted. We have to accept what we have been dealt and make the best of it. There is nothing we can do to change our outcomes so all that regret is best left behind. Good to express it on here however as it may help the next guy see reality sooner. My advice to those just being tossed into this arena - weigh your priorities (length of life verses quality of life etc.) and go from there accepting the results you have chosen. I hate what treatment has done to me but prefer this to a few extra years of quality life and a long battle to an early death. Life is still good! I am living bonus years right now as I probably would be succumbing to the cancer right now had I left it untreated. Jon.

Re: CEO of Hasbro dead after prostate cancer fight

Jon, I had a year delay on treatment as well, but because my PCP wasn’t aggressive enough. Had a nodule and a .8 rise in PSA during annual physical. Doc said “It’s a little bump there, we’ll have to watch it.” I was off to my busy life and t
o next year’s exam and a 4.4 PSA. That’s when the doc took it seriously and like you, at 58, I started this journey. I’m convinced that extra year of no treatment resulted in 2 additional recurrences and my now incurable PC. Lesson is to take charge of your health needs

Re: CEO of Hasbro dead after prostate cancer fight

Hi guys, I had my biopsy last week and met with my urologist today. He confirmed I have PC my PSA was 5.2 and my Gleason score was 4+3=7. My dad and brother both had PC, so when I turned 45 I started having my PSA checked during yearly physical. Every year I noticed the number creeping up. Im very scared right now, but like your saying we need to take charge of our health. Im lucky I have a wonderful supportive wife by my side. My urologist recommendation is surgery due to my young age over radiation. I won’t lie I’m terrified of how my life might change but I’d rather have a long life ahead of me and deal with the side effects.