Throughout your journey and beyond, you are not alone. Here are some of my patients who want to share their experiences.
Following a blood test, radio broadcaster Alan Jones was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Alan learnt of available treatments and underwent a robotic prostatectomy – a form of surgery appropriate for his diagnosis.
Steve Callister underwent an open radical prostatectomy. Steve speaks of his confidence in choice of treatment, as it took the prostate away and the concerns he faced. Since his diagnosis, in December 2004, and treatment Steve has become an advocate for support groups and values the education provided throughout his treatment.
Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007, RADM Chris Oxenbould AO RAN initially engaged in the active surveillance program, within 12 months a further tumour was found. It was clear something had to be done.
Max Lyon describes how seed brachytherapy reduced his PSA.
Following an annual medical check up Max Gosling, Chairman Cure Cancer Australia Foundation, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. With his levels of PSA trending upwards Max viewed the results as an alert and a sign for further investigation.
Undergoing high dose rate brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy, Dr Robert Cummings was confident of eliminating the cancer and preventing re-occurrence.