Michael's Story

White British
Sexual Orientation
North East
Relationship status
In a relationship

How this treatment impacted my life the most

Since undergoing a Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy only 5 days ago, it’s still very early days. Having said that, I have only minor discomfort from the surgical incisions. The most painful is having a catheter fitted as it stings constantly around the end of my penis. I’m going to have it removed in 3 days time. I was up and walking around the day after my surgery and home later that day. I know I’ve made the right decision as my dad died from prostate cancer in 2020, and his brother (my uncle), died from prostate cancer a couple of years before that. My younger brother has also been diagnosed with it, but has chosen Active Surveillance for the time being.

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


Why did I give this answer?

For a relatively short period of discomfort after surgery, the idea you ‘could be’ cancer free is worth it. It feels like a huge burden has been removed.

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