Whatto Matron, Whatto Johntheprint and Whatto all LDR Veterans,
Matron, you are correct there is less Radiation damage to surrounding areas with LDR but I must inform you that I was
suffering with rectal bleeding 4 years after treatment which according to the Consultant was undoubtedly caused by the
Radiation in 2010. An ARGON machine was employed to Zap the damaged blood vessels and happily there has never
been a repeat. I also inform you (with fingers tightly crossed) that my eminent Professor of Urology informed me in my
annual check up(Telephone due to Covid) that he had never known a LDR procedure to require further treatment once
past the 10 year point.
John, I have kept detailed records of every PSA test since I was first tested back in 10/2005 which amounts to a total of
39 tests in all and you can please accept from me that YES it does get less of a worry over the years but you must still
keep at least one eye on the ball. Like you I visit here every single day on the lookout for individuals that my experiences
may help in their own treatment decision making.
I salute all the guys and girls who continue to offer support, advice and comfort to those souls who are ever emerging
into the world of Prostate Cancer.
Michael (Chigwell 2010)