Roger's Story

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

Tips and advice for any sexual side effects of treatment

I have the nerves removed so medication doesn't work. I'm still seeing a consultant at the hospital and will be trying the injection soon (apparently that works but is a little daunting )

How this treatment impacted my life the most

Urine leakage was, and is, the worst thing for me. I have got to level 2 pads after a year but it's been hard work and a lot of pelvic floor exercises! Having seen the Physiotherapy at 12 months she suggested stopping drinking coffee, tea and fizzy drinks (apparently even decaffeinated drinks have some caffeine!). This has made a big difference and confidence is improving every day.

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


Why did I give this answer?

I didn't have an symptoms but was diagnosed with stage 4 and a Gleason of 9. The surgeon said that I'd expect to live for 3 years without treatment. The cancer hadn't spread outside the prostate, so I thought the best treatment was to have the prostate removed.

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