Patient’s stories

Lisa’s story

26.03. 2018

A Lichfield woman travelled to Prague for specialist treatment after being diagnosed with a brain tumour – which threatened to leave her blind. ALEX KELLER discovers more WHEN Lisa Hudson noticed her eyesight slowly deteriorating she put it down to her age. As she was approaching 50 the accountant from Lichfield assumed it was a […]


Sylvia’s story

23.03. 2018

Sylvia White from Southampton diagnosed with a rare form of cancer says she’s been given a new lease of life after pioneering treatment abroad. She was hit with the devastating news she had a tumour behind her nose in 2014. Sylvia underwent months of gruelling chemotherapy and image-guided radiotherapy but the cancer had returned. To […]


Samantha’s story

07.03. 2018

In May 2015 Samantha received the devastating diagnosis, when doctors told her that she had undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma in her sinuses and lymph nodes. The British doctors also suggested IMRT which is conventional irradiation. However, Samantha and her family had known that this treatment could leave her with brain damage, and loss of sight and […]


David´s Prostate cancer story

14.02. 2018

It’s the life-changing side effects like double incontinence and worse. The last thing I wanted was to be incontinent – you can’t go out. There’s no contest – it’s a no brainer. When I walked into the support group after I had my treatment my support nurse said she couldn’t believe how well I looked.I […]


Richard – I have all the same bodily functions as I did before the treatment

17.05. 2017

Being told you have prostate cancer when you’ve had no symptoms what-so-ever is terrifying; I was very shocked as I didn’t realise there was anything wrong with me. It didn’t just affect me, my family had to go through it all with as well and I knew they were very worried. The available treatments in […]


Robert – I would recommend proton therapy for any male

17.05. 2017

After investigations for low testosterone, I was shocked to learn that I had prostate cancer, my family were incredibly worried about me and I quickly became anxious and stressed. My GP referred me to the urologist who began doing tests to understand the extent of the cancer, I was then recommended for radiotherapy treatment and […]


Thomas’ Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

My symptoms for prostate cancer came all at once, I had to be taken to hospital as I couldn’t urinate but the diagnosis was very concerning for me. I suddenly found it very hard to sleep and concentrate, it didn’t help that I felt I wasn’t give enough information about all the treatments available. The […]


Dawn’s Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

As a phlebotomist I knew the dangers of prostate cancer, I suggested to my husband that he should have a PSA test as he was having a ‘well-man’ check. There were no symptoms of prostate cancer and men tend not to know much about prostate cancer and are not offered routine testing. When we got […]


Bill’s Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

I had no symptoms for prostate cancer but I was sent for a routine blood test which showed an elevated PSA reading and a biopsy followed. The diagnosis was a total shock to say the least! I felt anxious and stressed and my wife also became very anxious and stressed. I felt that the options […]


Thomas’s Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

The symptoms of prostate cancer for me were non-existent, the only indication I had was an elevated PSA level. Once I received the diagnosis of prostate cancer I was concerned and wanted to know how serious it was, I wanted to learn more about it and all the possible treatments. The impact the diagnosis had […]


Eamon’s Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

I initially had no symptoms of prostate cancer, I was diagnosed through a routine PSA  test with my GP and was shocked to discover I had cancer. My diagnosis had a significant impact on my wife and two daughters, it caused them lots of distress and worry, resulting in many sleepless nights. My GP referred […]


Richard’s Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

Through my work as a shipbroker I came into contact with American corporations who included PSA testing in their employees annual health screening. Without annual screening the PSA test is not really any use without previous results to compare it to, unless it is so high as to leave no doubt there is something wrong. […]


Barry’s Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

I was devastated when I received my prostate cancer diagnosis and felt that my GP didn’t explain all the treatment options available to me. When I learned that the waiting time for treatment on the NHS was going to be at least three months, and that the conventional radiotherapy offered to me in the UK […]


John’s Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer my medical team initially suggested Active Surveillance, a common option recommended to men in the UK with prostate cancer. This would have meant monitoring the cancer and waiting to see how it progresses before I would be treated. I was unhappy with this option so my medical team […]


Neil’s Prostate Cancer Story

17.05. 2017

Initially my Urologist recommended a radical prostatectomy but I was concerned about the efficacy and adverse consequences of surgery. I requested a consultation with a Radiation Oncologist who suggested three months of hormone therapy followed by a course of standard radiotherapy over two months and a course of brachytherapy, followed by a further 18 months […]


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