Maurice's Story

Watch Maurice answer the following questions about himself and his treatment:

  1. Can you tell us your first name and briefly, tell us a little about yourself? 
  2. When were you diagnosed with prostate cancer and what was the diagnosis? 
  3. What stage was your cancer when you were diagnosed? 
  4. What treatment(s) did you have and when? 
  5. Did you have any side effects from this treatment?
  6. How did this treatment affect your life the most? 
  7. Do you have any tips or advice that may help other people who are living with the same side effects from this treatment? 
  8. Do you have any tips or advice that might help others who are thinking about having the same treatment as you? 
  9. If you could go back in time, would you choose to have the same treatment? 
Black British
Manual work
Sexual Orientation
North West
Relationship status
In a relationship

Tips and advice for any sexual side effects of treatment

Be mindful of the biopsies, and think the process through as the sensations due to certain nerve damage due to the procedure, which was quite invasive. Important for research to be done but mindful of where the information is given. A website with information, and support groups would be beneficial. Make sure you bring someone else to the diagnosis stage

Tips and advice for any physical side effects of treatment

Be mindful of this and flag this to the clinicians, don't explain it away but speak to someone about it

Tips and advice for any mental and emotional side effects of treatment

Talk to someone "problem shared is a problem halved", especially as black men and the stereotypes surrounding this.

How this treatment impacted my life the most

The biposy caused few sexual problems

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


Why did I give this answer?

Would not do the biopsy again, would rely on the scan instead.

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