My wonderful Father has been diagnosed with Prostate cancer. He is age 71.
He’s in great hands at the Royal Marsden. Typically of my father, he’s un-phased by it all, soldiering on, determined not to let it affect any part of his life (he’s a very young 71 and enjoys his travels, golf, eating out and socialising with his fabulous and large circle of friends.)
He’s been given four different therapies to choose from and he’s chosen Brachytherapy after his consultation with the new Director of Medicine at the Marsden.
Mum and I initially feared that Dad chose the brachia because it’s the least invasive and the procedure less likely to affect his “quality of life” but after a very long meeting with the aforementioned Director, it seems that the treatment Dad’s chosen will give him as much of an equal chance as the other treatments that he was offered.
I am wanting to ask this kind community here if you know of anyone who has opted for Brachytherapy to treat early stage prostate cancer. Whilst I know that there is no textbook answer per se, I wondered if you might tell me how you or the person you know felt after surgery, how did they recover, when did the affects of the brachia kick-in, i.e. any feeling sick, feeling tired, etc, after a few weeks or months?