I was diagnosed in September with localized prostate cancer and have now decided on low dose brachytherapy treatment and have my operation next Friday 19th January.
I am going to tell my office about the treatment shortly but my fellow directors have some concerns about the risks i pose to my staff. I work in an office with 25 people roughly split between men and women. They have taken some legal advice which says that I could pose a risk to any potential pregnant women (there are none at present) and are suggesting that I do not come in to the office for two months.
I am aware that as a precaution I should keep away from pregnant women (there are no small children or pets in my office) but does anybody have any experience of being dealt with in a similar way. Hopefully I will be able to get a letter from my oncologist which will allay their fears and enable me to return to the office as soon as i feel able. I feel however that this is adding unnecessary stress I have said I cannot be the first person ever to have this treatment and then return to work in an office!!
Any comments or suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.