I am now unfortunately part of this forum and am hoping I can communicate with men who are dealing with or have been through prostate cancer.
I have been diagnosed with localised T3b and a Gleason score of 7. I am in a state of disbelief, not because I have cancer, but because I have been seeing a Urologist annually for 25 years with a regular DRE and PSA test for the last 15 years so cannot believe it wasn't detected earlier. My only symptom was a slowly rising PSA which went from 4.5 in 2014 to 6.3 this year. Needless to say I cannot help but feel I have been let down!
I have been offered three types of treatment, surgery or two types of radiation. I am leaning towards surgery because it is an option I may not have in the near future. I am fully aware of the implications of surgery with regards to my future but I have a very strong marriage of 45 years and a very strong and understanding wife who I have included in my journey so far and will continue to do so.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.