I've recently been diagnosed, aged 40, with localised PC (T2, Gleason 7) and I'm keen to find others who have either been diagnosed or or who underwent treatment at my age. My consultant seems keen on my pursuing the surgery route in regards to treatment, because of my age and, I suppose, because he thinks that will be the best route for long term peace of mind.
I have a young family and obviously I want to live as long a life as possible to be there for them. So I want the treatment that gives me the best chance of exactly that.
Have any of you faced these decisions at my kind of age, with young children to think of? Of course I know that everyone's story is different, but I'd be interested to know how the treatment has gone for you? What the side effects were like and what life is like for you now.
This is so hard as I am otherwise completely fit and healthy. I exercise regularly, don't smoke, don't drink much, aren't overweight and am consequently struggling to get my head around the fact that treatment could change my life in so many ways.
Please do say hi if you're in the same boat, or travelled in it when you were my age.