Andy's Story

White British
Sexual Orientation
North West
Relationship status
Married/In a Civil Partnership

Clinical trials, Hormone Therapy and Chemotherapy

Tips and advice for any bladder or bowel side effects of treatment

Talk to your Doctor about your options, I took medication for a few weeks until my situation improved and they were really helpful.

Tips and advice for any sexual side effects of treatment

Hormone therapy removed my sex drive completely, it also reduced my penis size considerably. Your urology nurse can enrol you in clinics to help with this and provide different options depending on your circumstances, don’t be afraid to ask.

Tips and advice for any physical side effects of treatment

When I went through Chemotherapy I had a lot of back pain and also gained a lot of weight due to the steroids. It is important to stay active so that when your situation improves and the pain subsides you are in good health and can get your weight down. Medication will help with the pain but as your treatment progresses it will improve.

How this treatment impacted my life the most

The thing that impacted me most was the fear of the unknown, it is a lot to take in at first but you quickly get into a routine and this makes it easier. Ask lots of questions and have someone with you who can listen and take it all in. Don’t be afraid to ask for things like pain or constipation relief if you need it.

If I had to do it all over again, would I choose the same treatment?


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