Post by Marmaduke Jinks
On 10 July, 2019, I started daily tablets of Bicalutamide as tests showed
my PSA reading was 7.0 (rather high). 1 month later that treatment brought
the reading down to 0.7 and in November I commenced 20 weekday
treatments. On 2nd. January, I had another blood test and my current PSA
measures 0.00something insignificant which is very good! I go back in 3
months for the next follow up; meanwhile I just keep taking the tablets.
Good luck with that.
My friend had a low PSA but malignant cells were found. Two surgeons wanted
him to have a prostatectomy. However, he sought an opinion from another and
had cryotherapy at CXH. I hesitate to say cured but no trace of malignant
BEWARE! NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH!!!
Mine dew, having had 2 ‘inspections’ of the variety BrritSki described, I
went on to have a dozen biopsy samples ‘taken’ for further tests - and
confirmation as one side of prostate had very high Gleason figures. All
done now and not an experience one might volunteer for or to add to your
bucket list! I was warned of discomfort and various side effects best
glossed over in this news grope. I must say, I had very little discomfort
or side effects and can’t praise the staff in the Cancer Unit of the Royal
Berkshire Hospital highly enough; everyone was so kind, efficient and
careful as well as understanding and patient with me. I could tell you a
tale about bladder control and the need to present with a full bladder
before lying on the radiotherapy bed - but I’ll spare you that!