Tag: cancer

Male Openness

Shortly after the results of my delightful transrectal prostate biopsy confirmed that I was, in fact, developing a case of prostate cancer and having leapt at the radical prostatectomy solution [Ed: just can’t resist getting on the solution bandwagon, eh?],

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Professional Opinion

During my Movember series of blog posts concerning prostate cancer, a close friend mused, “I wonder what the medical folks would do themselves?”. “Excellent question”, I said, rapidly planning another Movember article, “I have some input on that topic”. The

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Hancock’s Two Hours

We’re getting very close to being up to date in my Movember-supporting series of prostate cancer blog posts – blogging in real-time, as it were, instead of retrospectively. As a result of our Meeting the Surgeon on 21st September, the

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Meeting the Surgeon

It took surprisingly little time, considering that this is the NHS we’re talking about, for things to start moving once I had chosen a radical prostatectomy as my preferred course of action. After a little over a week, an appointment

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Decision Time

Following my prostate biopsy in late August, ‘t was results time in mid-September. The truth came as no real surprise to me, my prostate was misbehaving and had developed a touch of cancer. 14 samples had been taken. One sample

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Transrectal Biopsy Delights

Such a wonderfully descriptive phrase, transrectal biopsy. In my five year journey to my current PSA-out-of-bounds stage, I have learned some interesting things about transrectal biopsies of the prostate gland. My consultant and specialist nurse discussed the possibility of a

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Passing Out Parade

[Ed: It’s necessary to suspend any smutty schoolboy humour for this one.] A couple of weeks ago, an appointment with the specialist nurse at my hospital’s urology clinic turned up. D-Day was Thursday and H-hour was 1:00 PM. Though the

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