Tim's Story

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

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

As a relatively new Focal Therapy surgery, my catheter was removed a little too soon which caused me to go in to urine retention. This was soon remedied with antibiotics and single use catheters after 4 or 5 days. No issues since

How this treatment impacted my life the most

Essentially, this NanoKnife Focal Therapy has solved my immediate cancer diagnosis with my PSA back under 3, so I can get on with the rest of my life pretty much as I did before. The other option I had was to do nothing and monitor, until something maybe more radical. I struggled with that and wanted to do something now. Whilst I had lesions on one side of my prostate (following an MRI and Biopsy), that cancer has now been destroyed with 5,000 volts of electricity, whilst retaining the gland in full without urinary or erectile issues. Early diagnosis is key to give men with cancer like I had, surgical options with minimal side effects.

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


Why did I give this answer?

I know it can be done more than once, so why wouldn't I keep the gland as long as I can, to minimise the risk of side effects as long as possible.

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