Hi. I joined the site today as I feel it would be beneficial for myself and my partner to talk and listen to others who are way down the road or like me, just beginning the journey.
My partner was recently diagnosed with advanced PC. He's ignored any would be symptoms for over a year now, believing the 4 stone weight loss (over a few months) was down to his easing up on the beer, the very painful hips, leaking wee, total fatigue and erectile dysfunctions all down to 'getting old' (he's 63yrs).
The same time he was diagnosed with PC he was also diagnosed with PIA (mini-strokes) for which he needs to take anticoagulants. So we are between a rock and a hard place. The TIA's take priority over the PC. He's so far had an MRI and a rectal digital examination - where a polyp was found but the hospital are loath to do a biopsy because he's on anticoagulants.
A copy of a letter sent to us from the Consultant reads that the cancer is advanced but doesn't say where. He has a PSA of 13.
What I'm wondering is if others have the experience of treating both a heart condition and cancer at the same time, and if so what has been their experience?
I apologise for my ignorance, if what I'm trying to explain comes across as gobbledegook.