Hello my name is Barry I'm now 65 years old. My story over the last 5 years.
Gleason in 2013 was 4-3 PSA was 13 each of the 12 samples taken at the biopsy were cancerous
Had 6 months of hormone treatment then high dosage brachytherapy my PSA went down to 0.1 in Feb 2014 a year after I was diagnosed.
Now 5 years later the radiation has damaged my urethra and I've had to have surgery to get the flow back. I've also have a Gleason of 3-4 and PSA of 5.1 I've had a MRI and biopsy and my cancer has returned on the right-hand side.
My bone scan is all clear. I am now on a months supply of hormone tablets with an injection due next week 30th October, and another in January. I also have to self catheter twice a week, just into the bladder then remove no bag needed, it's just to keep my urethra open.
My first treatment was at Mount Veron Middx and now I'm under Peterborough City Hospital.
The prostate cannot be removed as we asked for this time it's too late now as there would be serious consequences if they did because of the surrounding damage caused by the hi dose radiation I've had. It would leave me incontinent both sides.
Just hope I'm getting the best treatment, the hormone treatment last time gave me extra fatty tissue on my chest which makes me feel very conscious so I hope this does not make it even worse.
Thanks for reading yes I'm a bit down to say the least.