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Larry's Story

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Larry was working on re-roofing Achloa in Highland Perthshire. We got talking and he asked me what I was doing. ?"Working for a charity now I'm retired" I said.? "Having been diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer about two years ago, I would be in a terminal care unit now, if I hadn't had a PSA test", I told him.

"Oh my Dad died from prostate cancer, he was only 49 and didn't smoke and hardly drank" Larry said. ?

"How old are you Larry?" I asked.

"51" he replied. ?

"Then do yourself and your family a favour and get tested and examined by your GP. Its your right when over 50 and this cancer is more likely to strike if its in your family. No-one yet knows what causes aggressive prostate cancer but if its caught early then there is a good chance that it can be treated and you'll die with it and not from it".?

I heard from Larry subsequently and everything came out fine after he was PSA'd and DRE'd and he said he'd agreed with his GP to repeat the tests yearly

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10Jun 2020

FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wed 10th June Online)

Wednesday 10th June 2020

From 7.30pm on Wednesday 10th June we will be holding our second Virtual Support Group meeting. Read more...

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Personal Stories

Uplifting Stories On the 21st and 23rd of December Dennis, a local popular garage owner, was told at Watford General hospital he had a PSA of 112 and then on retest 119. This blew his mind and in his words gave him 'high anxiety stress' which led him to contact the FOPS on Christmas Eve. Dennis talked to several FOPS... Read more...
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