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raymondo

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Apr 26, 2017
6,419
Wiltshire
After a routine MRI I am now invited to pop in for the biopsy exercise, this Sunday. Bit worrying.
As for the procedure, Harry, I had one this morning...",Local Anaesthetic Transperineal Biopsy" if you're having the same 🤔.
Hospital in Bath, fantastic professional and empathetic staff. There was a little discomfort, but not unduly. Thank you, NHS staff 🙏🏼.
Hope it goes well for you.
 








AmexRuislip

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Feb 2, 2014
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Ruislip
I had a meeting with the oncologist yesterday and came away feeling very positive.
The bone scan didn't find anything nasty and the tumour hasn't spread outside the prostate.
I will be kept on the hormone treatment for about 12 months, with a course of radiotherapy in the Autumn and regular PSA tests .
This is good news.
 






Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
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Oct 8, 2003
53,290
Faversham


worthingweird

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Mar 8, 2023
313
Hi all...
Had results of my final PSA test at Worthing this morning after 12 months of treatment, of tablets, 4 Prostap injections, 1 of which was in Vietnam and 20 radiotherapy sessions, 0.01 count, so obviously very happy, blood check every 6 months.... Have to say the NHS have been marvellous.
Hope all goes well for everybody being treated. UTA.
 




Seagull on the Hill

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Jan 22, 2022
572
Hi all...
Had results of my final PSA test at Worthing this morning after 12 months of treatment, of tablets, 4 Prostap injections, 1 of which was in Vietnam and 20 radiotherapy sessions, 0.01 count, so obviously very happy, blood check every 6 months.... Have to say the NHS have been marvellous.
Hope all goes well for everybody being treated. UTA.
Fantastic news.👍
I echo your comments regarding NHS, I have had great treatment so far.
 


Lord Charles

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Oct 16, 2010
30
Bedford
As for the procedure, Harry, I had one this morning...",Local Anaesthetic Transperineal Biopsy" if you're having the same 🤔.
Hospital in Bath, fantastic professional and empathetic staff. There was a little discomfort, but not unduly. Thank you, NHS staff 🙏🏼.
Hope it goes well for you.
Exactly what I had... Different hospital but still a fantastic NHS team. Maybe I have a lower pain threshold as there was certainly more than a little discomfort involved o_O .... The lesion they were targeting turned out to be 97% benign however the 3% which wasn't means that I'm on active surveillance for the foreseeable future. Could have been a lot worse.
 


Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
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Oct 8, 2003
53,290
Faversham
As for the procedure, Harry, I had one this morning...",Local Anaesthetic Transperineal Biopsy" if you're having the same 🤔.
Hospital in Bath, fantastic professional and empathetic staff. There was a little discomfort, but not unduly. Thank you, NHS staff 🙏🏼.
Hope it goes well for you.
Yep. That's the one. I had one a couple of years ago and it was all clear, so I'm a bit miffed that I need another, but this was triggered by an MRI scan (which I didn't have last time) and hope they are simply being cautious. I don't have any more 'symptoms' than before I had the last set of biopsies. I am hoping they will use the MRI to guide the sampling as I am not looking forward to the full 24 grabs. Two or three will surely be sufficient? Surely? ???

Tremendous they are seeing me so quickly though. Rather different from the 1 year wait to be seen about sciatica.

Getting old, eh? I never signed up for this :lolol: :wink:
 




AmexRuislip

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Feb 2, 2014
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Yep. That's the one. I had one a couple of years ago and it was all clear, so I'm a bit miffed that I need another, but this was triggered by an MRI scan (which I didn't have last time) and hope they are simply being cautious. I don't have any more 'symptoms' than before I had the last set of biopsies. I am hoping they will use the MRI to guide the sampling as I am not looking forward to the full 24 grabs. Two or three will surely be sufficient? Surely? ???

Tremendous they are seeing me so quickly though. Rather different from the 1 year wait to be seen about sciatica.

Getting old, eh? I never signed up for this :lolol: :wink:
If 24 grabs, try and focus yr mind on Albions 24+ missed goal chances last season, that'll do it :D
 


raymondo

Well-known member
Apr 26, 2017
6,419
Wiltshire
Exactly what I had... Different hospital but still a fantastic NHS team. Maybe I have a lower pain threshold as there was certainly more than a little discomfort involved o_O .... The lesion they were targeting turned out to be 97% benign however the 3% which wasn't means that I'm on active surveillance for the foreseeable future. Could have been a lot worse.
Ok, a "little discomfort" downplayed it a bit ...my pain threshold isn't super high.
I was being nice for @Harry Wilson's tackle 😃 but seeing as he's had one before...here we go! "Medium discomfort".
Hope your surveillance goes well 🤞🏻
 


Seagull on the Hill

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Jan 22, 2022
572
Yep. That's the one. I had one a couple of years ago and it was all clear, so I'm a bit miffed that I need another, but this was triggered by an MRI scan (which I didn't have last time) and hope they are simply being cautious. I don't have any more 'symptoms' than before I had the last set of biopsies. I am hoping they will use the MRI to guide the sampling as I am not looking forward to the full 24 grabs. Two or three will surely be sufficient? Surely? ???

Tremendous they are seeing me so quickly though. Rather different from the 1 year wait to be seen about sciatica.

Getting old, eh? I never signed up for this :lolol: :wink:
When I had my biopsies taken, a nurse was positioned near my head to talk to me and take my mind off what was happening to my perineum..
It didn't work!😁
 






raymondo

Well-known member
Apr 26, 2017
6,419
Wiltshire
Yep. That's the one. I had one a couple of years ago and it was all clear, so I'm a bit miffed that I need another, but this was triggered by an MRI scan (which I didn't have last time) and hope they are simply being cautious. I don't have any more 'symptoms' than before I had the last set of biopsies. I am hoping they will use the MRI to guide the sampling as I am not looking forward to the full 24 grabs. Two or three will surely be sufficient? Surely? ???

Tremendous they are seeing me so quickly though. Rather different from the 1 year wait to be seen about sciatica.

Getting old, eh? I never signed up for this :lolol: :wink:
I think I had 10 or 12 grabs this morning, and the consultant said the scan is used.

Interestingly...he said he always grabs from any area of suspicion first...in case the patient calls time on the procedure! Smart guy.
 




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