Re: Localised Prostate Cancer
During the summer, I went to my GP for a minor condition (not related to PC) and was asked to have a blood test.
When the results came back, it showed my PSA level to be 6.1. My GP was a bit concerned about this and asked me to go for a second test. I had not showed any previous symptoms related to PC.
I went back to my GP in August, and the PSA level had slightly dropped to 5.1. Nonetheless, my GP referred me for a MRI scan to see if I might have PC. The MRI scan showed some suspicious areas on the prostate so I was then sent for a Prostate Biopsy.
The results showed that I had Localised Prostate Cancer and, after a discussion with the consultant, I was offered 3 treatment options; Surgery to remove the whole prostate, radiotherapy and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).
After another discussion with a surgeon and my partner, I have decided to opt for HIFU. This will take place on 10th December 2018.
If anyone has undergone this procedure, I would love to here about your experience both on the day of the procedure and how it affected you afterwards?
I will update this post after my procedure for anyone who maybe in a similar position.