Barry is thankful for Prostate Cancer Survival. Here is his story:

It began for mPsalm 91v2e with going for a routine blood test about a year ago. This showed my PSA level to be somewhat high at 13.6. I was advised to have a biopsy, the results of which showed that of the nine samples taken three had cancer growths. The Gleason score was 8 out of 10, which is somewhat aggressive. This was quite a shock to my wife and me. Read more …

TURP Surgery – A real life story

free flow life after turp surgery1.30am. and I’m up in the  chill of  winter’s  wee small hours.  My route is well worn, a pathway  from the bedroom to the toilet,  where I  peed  just a couple of  hours ago.    And then, back  to the warmth of my bed. Read more …

Prostate check It started off like any other day.  But today is the day you have to take the physical you have been putting off forever.

Still, better now than never. The sun is shining and it will be great to get away from work and into the fresh air. Read more …

Stan's Story 4 buttonProstate biopsy results were due from my  TURP operation  and I had an appointment with the urologist. The most important point of this was to get the results of the histology, that is, the testing of the tissue samples from the TURP. I had also been asked to have a psa test taken a week before the appointment.

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Bob_tumtI have had an enlarged prostate (BPH) since my ‘ 40’s and am now 67. In attempts to solve my prostate problems, I ended up having both a TUMT (transurethral microwave therapy) and laser treatment (Green Light XPS laser). Read more …

Turp Surgery - Stan's Story (3)I have now had  TURP surgery.  And just to update those who are new to this, a TURP is a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate.  It is recognized as the gold standard for BPH (enlarged prostate). Read more …

A prostate biopsyA prostate biopsy and transrectal ultrasound was offered a couple of months ago. This was no small matter.  I was told I would be under anesthetic and it would be a comprehensive 24 point biopsy.  The thinking  was that because I had had so many previous biopsies, they wanted to make as sure as they could that there was no lurking cancer.

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PSA Test Results Stan's Story 1My PSA test results had me worried.  They were higher than recommended for my age. This led to my first biopsy later the same year and I was happy that there were no signs of cancer. Read more …