Prostrate cancer

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Just been diagnosed with prostrate cancer and have been told it has spread into my bones and there's no cure.

I had no symptoms at all until 4 weeks ago I was suddenly peeing blood. 

Went straight to my GP who put me on antibiotics and after 2 weeks it had cleared up.

Went to urology team and had to have MRI scan followed by biopsies on my colon, bladder and prostrate. 

Was then told it was the prostrate cancer. 

A sudden shock that still hasn't sunk in yet.

I've got the nuclear bone scan next week to determine my prognosis. 

Has come at a very bad time as my 23 years old son was diagnosed with incurable B-cell Hodgkins Lymphoma 2 years ago which has been a hard time for us all.

We are just at a loss and dreading when they give me a life expectancy. 

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Community but sorry to hear about your diagnoses.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time but getting support from people who have walked the ‘exact same' cancer journey can help a lot. (I have a completely different cancer although incurable I am still here 25 years on)

    This New to Community area is like our reception desk where we look to try and direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in some of our dedicated support groups. As these are safe places to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with the group please click on the links below…….

           Prostate cancer

           Bone, secondary cancer

    …… then once the group page opens click in the [Black - Click to Join - Banner] that appears at the bottom of the page and this will then confirm that you have joined the group.

    When you are ready……. you can introduce yourself by putting up your very own post by clicking [+ Create new post] or [ + ] in the top right of the group page.

    You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    You may find it helpful to call the Macmillan Support Line open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear.

    We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow 3 working days for a reply.

    Talking to people face to face can be very helpful so do check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area, do also check for a local Maggie's Centre as these folks are amazing and give support to all the family.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • No problem...... they are a very friendly bunch over in the PC group - all the best.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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