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Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 08:36

my brother was diagnosed a few weeks ago .the shock is unbearable 


he is now waiting for the result of his mri scan 


I'm trying to be hopeful and positive but it's soooo hard to sleep sometimes I cannot breathe


does anyone have any suggestions 


my sister had precancerous breast tissue removed in January


thanks 


 


 

User
Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 15:16

If you’re anxiety gets on top of you please go and see your doctor and get help….both of you!


I had dreadful anxiety after starting HT and couldn’t function. My GP put me on Sertraline which has helped immensely and I can now cope with all the waiting and ‘surprises’ along this journey. I’m not saying it’s right for everyone but I’ve not at least another 2 years of this so need as much help as possible.


This group is great. Also If you have a Maggies Centre nearby please both of you go and see them. Or phone one of the fantastic Specialist nurses in this organisation who will give you all the help and advice you need. Please DO talk to people…it helps!


 

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Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 19:13

I'm so thankful that  you took time out of your day to reassure me


he was diagnosed with early stage prostrate Cancer and just had his Mri scan to check if it had spread


thankfully we got the result today 


he's clear but the next stage of treatment is what we're worried about


I hope your husband continues to keep well 


thank you

Edited by member 16 Feb 2023 at 19:14  | Reason: spelling mistake

User
Posted 17 Feb 2023 at 13:31
Don't get too stressed about it. Prostate cancer is an inevitable part of the aging process for a man. Live long enough and every man has it.

Localised prostate cancer is an eminently treatable condition with very good success rates. Most men don't find treatment to be too awful; personally I found the initial biopsy to be the most unpleasant part of the process by far; the actual cancer treatment (radiotherapy in my case) was relatively trouble-free.

Best wishes,

Chris
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User
Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 10:31

The waiting is hard.  Once you have the results, people here will be able to support you better.  I was diagnosed over 6 years ago and am well today.  Don't lose hope.

User
Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 10:56

thank you so much


I appreciate you taking the time to reply to me


I will send your reply to my brother I'm sure he will be reassured 


 

User
Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 15:16

If you’re anxiety gets on top of you please go and see your doctor and get help….both of you!


I had dreadful anxiety after starting HT and couldn’t function. My GP put me on Sertraline which has helped immensely and I can now cope with all the waiting and ‘surprises’ along this journey. I’m not saying it’s right for everyone but I’ve not at least another 2 years of this so need as much help as possible.


This group is great. Also If you have a Maggies Centre nearby please both of you go and see them. Or phone one of the fantastic Specialist nurses in this organisation who will give you all the help and advice you need. Please DO talk to people…it helps!


 

User
Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 16:40

Sorry you are here fumike.


This really is the absolute worst point when you don’t know for sure what’s going on. If you’re like me…my mind went into complete overdrive when my husband was diagnosed in July 2021….I genuinely didn’t think he would see that christmas but how wrong I was thankfully 🙏🏼


My husband was diagnosed with spread to his lymph node, he had 14 of them removed along with his prostate and has been doing really well. He has recently had the slightest rise in his psa which is not of concern yet….if it becomes anything then I know we have lots of treatment options available.


Do you have any information yet?? Did he have a biopsy before his MRI. 


Try not to worry too much, things will seem better when you know and have a plan in place x

User
Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 18:14

Fumike, I was diagnosed a year ago and been on this journey since. I had my surgery 8months ago and thankfully it was caught early. I know it can be quite scary, however, prostate cancer if caught early is very survivable. I did my research, looked into all the treatment options and eventually settled on surgery to remove the prostate! I found a lot of help on this forum and folks on here are always willing to help. 

User
Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 19:13

I'm so thankful that  you took time out of your day to reassure me


he was diagnosed with early stage prostrate Cancer and just had his Mri scan to check if it had spread


thankfully we got the result today 


he's clear but the next stage of treatment is what we're worried about


I hope your husband continues to keep well 


thank you

Edited by member 16 Feb 2023 at 19:14  | Reason: spelling mistake

User
Posted 16 Feb 2023 at 19:18

I'm so happy you're doing great


thank you for taking the time to reply to my message


my brother had his diagnosis of prostrate Cancer 2 weeks ago


he had his MRI scan recently and thankfully there's no cancer anywhere else


we got the result today and I feel relief but still anxious about the treatment 


thank you for your kind words


 

User
Posted 17 Feb 2023 at 13:31
Don't get too stressed about it. Prostate cancer is an inevitable part of the aging process for a man. Live long enough and every man has it.

Localised prostate cancer is an eminently treatable condition with very good success rates. Most men don't find treatment to be too awful; personally I found the initial biopsy to be the most unpleasant part of the process by far; the actual cancer treatment (radiotherapy in my case) was relatively trouble-free.

Best wishes,

Chris
User
Posted 17 Feb 2023 at 15:14

The waiting is the worst fumike. Once your brother has  all the results in, he can make an informed decision. It’s a worrying time but once he has a clear plan he will feel more in control. My husband is nearly a year since surgery and it’s been an ordeal (I refuse to call it a journey!). He has made a great recovery and now having 3 monthly PSA tests. The support on this forum is invaluable. Best wishes x

 
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