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My dad has just found out he has a small prostate cancer

User
Posted 18 Jun 2018 at 18:10

Hi 

my dad has just found out that he has a small prostate cancer, he had an operation to redur the size of his prostate and the found a small amount of cancer in what they took away. They didn’t give him a lot of information when he was told, he has to go for an MRI in august before going back to see the specialist.

can you please advise wether he should contact his own doctor for more information. 

Thanks for any helpful information

User
Posted 18 Jun 2018 at 18:44
Michelle, your Dad's GP should have been send a letter by the specialist explaining what was found by the lab examination, so if he visits his GP he should be able to get more information about how extensive and how aggressive the cancer that was identified was.

All the best,

Chris

User
Posted 18 Jun 2018 at 21:38

Dad should ask to be copied into all medical correspondence about him. This should help him and us (if you post details), understand his situation better. Some medical terms may require clarification and elaboration and the specialist nurses on this site should be able to help if contacted. I also recommend you download or obtain a hard copy of the 'Toolkit', availble through the publications section of this charity.

Edited by member 18 Jun 2018 at 21:39  | Reason: Not specified

Barry
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User
Posted 18 Jun 2018 at 18:44
Michelle, your Dad's GP should have been send a letter by the specialist explaining what was found by the lab examination, so if he visits his GP he should be able to get more information about how extensive and how aggressive the cancer that was identified was.

All the best,

Chris

User
Posted 18 Jun 2018 at 21:38

Dad should ask to be copied into all medical correspondence about him. This should help him and us (if you post details), understand his situation better. Some medical terms may require clarification and elaboration and the specialist nurses on this site should be able to help if contacted. I also recommend you download or obtain a hard copy of the 'Toolkit', availble through the publications section of this charity.

Edited by member 18 Jun 2018 at 21:39  | Reason: Not specified

Barry
 
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