I'm 60 years old and have worked in the automotive refinishing industry for 40 years.
PSA test at the local surgery.
PSA test comes back 22.
See an oncology doctor /surgeon at the local hospital for a check up.
The doctor advises a biopsy.
Biopsy reveals I have prostate cancer that has escaped the confines of the prostate.
PSA 22, nocturia. Gleason 4+3=7.
See a doctor at the local hospital to discuss treatment.
The advice is six months of hormone treatment (pills and injections), brachytheropy in London hospital and then five weeks of radio therapy at the local hospital.
Three visits to London hospital for chats about processes, pre-op checks and pick up medication.
Arrived at London hospital on Sunday. Monday morning prepared for surgery (brachytheropy).
Sedated. Came round two hours later to be told brachytheropy was not possible because of haemorrhoids.
Oncology doctor/surgeon arranges for me to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy and haemorrhoid surgery at the local hospital.
Had flexible sigmoidoscopy at local Hospital.
Arrived for haemorrhoid and prolapsed haemorrhoid surgery at 7:00 am and was out of the hospital by 3:00 pm.
Now awaiting the second attempt at brachytheropy at London hospital.
Story so far...............