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Case Summaries

The table below sets out a summary of members of the FOPS personal experiences. We would welcome more contributions and as you can see already we have a range of different data and treatments.

Read my story Jim Spence
Previous Symptoms: Yes Diagnosed Age: 71 Diagnosed Year: 2008
Diagnosis Method: PSA, DRE & Biopsy
Diagnosis PSA: 6 rising to 9
Treatment Type: External Beam Radiotherapy plus Hormone Treatment
Ongoing side effects?: Yes
Read my story Bob Arthy
Previous Symptoms: Yes Diagnosed Age: 66 Diagnosed Year: 2008
Diagnosis Method: PSA, DRE & Biopsy
Diagnosis PSA: 18 rising to 24
Treatment Type: Radical Prostatectomy
(open removal of prostate)
Ongoing side effects?: Yes
Read my story Derek Towner
Previous Symptoms: No Diagnosed Age: 60 Diagnosed Year: 2007
Diagnosis Method: PSA, DRE & Biopsy
Diagnosis PSA: 5.2 rising to 9.8
Treatment Type: Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
(keyhole removal of prostate)
Ongoing side effects?: Yes
Read my story David Cottingham
Previous Symptoms: Yes Diagnosed Age: 66 Diagnosed Year: 2009
Diagnosis Method: PSA, DRE & Biopsy
Diagnosis PSA: 3 rising to 8
Treatment Type: Da Vinci Prostatectomy
(keyhole robotic removal of prostate)
Ongoing side effects?: Yes
Read my story Phil Nisbett
Previous Symptoms: Yes Diagnosed Age: 59 Diagnosed Year: 2009
Diagnosis Method: PSA, DRE & Biopsy
Diagnosis PSA: 6.4
Treatment Type: Da Vinci Prostatectomy
(keyhole robotic removal of prostate)
Ongoing side effects?: Yes

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