So after a routine blood test my husband has got a diagnosis of Gleeson 2 and prostate cancer. But it's far from hopeless and he's got hormone pills and radiotherapy will begin in Late July. Nowadays they rarely operate and he's been told he'll die with it but not of it and not yet. The local hospital will now refer him to the county cancer unit centre of excellence and it all seems very optimistic. He's getting a bone scan next week and a CT of the whole body but they said it is almost definitely localised so a 'belt and braces approach".
So my message is make sure that your partner, husband or male friend gets this checked with a PSA test as my husband has no symptoms at all, so although a shock its very treatable condition if caught early.