Michael's Story

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

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

During Chemotherapy, had constipation for week or so then diarrhea for another few days, so needed tablets and drink solutions, but all manageable.

Tips and advice for any sexual side effects of treatment

Sadly, hormone treatment and getting testosterone removed from my system, no longer have interest in sex. Important you discuss this with your partner.

Tips and advice for any physical side effects of treatment

Accept your body will change, however, if you watch your diet can help with weight increase.

How this treatment impacted my life the most

Just finished 10 rounds of chemotherapy, 1 every 21 days. This results in 2 weeks of unwelcome side effects, pain and bowel issues and 1 week of feeling relatively ok, before starting next cycle.

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


Why did I give this answer?

Scans and blood samples show PSA undetectable and tumours reduced. Chemotherapy worked. Also on a clinical trial programme, all this gives me a better chance of increasing life expectancy and my quality of life.

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