There are many ways to learn about prostate cancer, but listening to, and speaking with, other prostate cancer sufferers can provide an insight into the disease not found from other sources of information. In this section of videos three prostate cancer sufferers, David Smith, Ian Graham Jones, and David Childs Hopkins, describe their very different experiences of prostate cancer, from diagnosis, treatment, and their work with PCaSO (Prostate Cancer Support Organisation)
Putting off a trip to your GP? Don’t! The earlier a diagnosis of prostate cancer is made, the easier it is to treat. In the following short film shows prostate cancer patients David Smith, Ian Graham Jones, and David Childs Hopkins share their experiences of being diagnosed with cancer.
When choosing the right treatment for prostate cancer there are many avenues of support and information to choose from. This includes speaking and listening to other prostate cancer sufferers on the prostate treatments they had. Here, three men talk about their treatments ’ laparoscopic surgery, hormone treatment, and brachytherapy.
If you are a man over the age of forty then it may be time to have your prostate checked even if you are not experiencing any symptoms. In the following video two prostate cancer sufferers explain why early detection makes all the difference to treatment and outcomes.
Prostate cancer sufferer, David Childs Hopkins, had no symptoms of prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis. He was only diagnosed after requesting a prostate cancer test from his doctor. There is no doubt in David’s mind that this proactively saved his life. Find out more here.
Did you know that men who eat a lot of calcium have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer? Prostate cancer sufferer, Ian Graham Jones, explains the importance of healthy eating when recovering from prostate cancer, what to eat and what to avoid.
It may seem easy to bury your head in the sand about diseases like prostate cancer, but knowing the facts and having the right support can save your life. In the following short film prostate cancer patients describe how much they knew about prostate cancer before being diagnosed and the importance of prostate awareness campaigns.
Worried about your prostate cancer treatment? Your local prostate cancer support group can put you in touch with other patients and healthcare professionals who can help you make choices about your prostate cancer and help you come to terms with your diagnosis. Three prostate cancer patients explain more here.
PCaSO (Prostate Cancer Support Organisation) is one of the leading prostate cancer support organisations in the UK. In the following film, prostate cancer sufferers and members of PCaSO discuss what PCaSO does to help patients, their families and even hospitals.
Clinical trials offer a patient with alternative treatments for their prostate cancer; this is especially important for aggressive forms of the disease which have become resistant to other treatments. Find out more about clinical trials from clinical trial patient, David Smith, here.
Prostate cancer caught early can be cured, and yet there is no national screening programme in the UK to detect prostate cancer early. In the following film listen to two prostate cancer patients, one who was screened for prostate cancer early and one who was not, and decide for yourself the importance of early detection.
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