Hi, my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November, he is having hormone therapy and oncologist is looking at starting radiotherapy in March, I just want to know if they have stopped radiotherapy treatment due to covid? Thanks
So sorry to hear about your husband. Different hospitals are doing different things - I had daily radiotherapy through July and August, with Covid social distancing in place. You need to follow up with your oncologist or specialist nurse.
I have finished my 20 daily radiotherapy treatments on the 14th of December 2020. The hospital I was at was very efficient given the times we are experiencing.
HiAs Angus has said, depends what part of the country your in, I’am fairly lucky, my hospital in Salford tries its best to keep the flow of patients moving. Hope they do give you your radiotherapy, it’s a good treatment.
Hi Sneezy, looks like I am in a similar situation to your husband. Also diagnosed in November, never had any symptoms, I just asked for a PSA test which came back at 12. Also started hormone therapy in December and having 20 radiotherapy sessions in March. My hospital in Dorset still running radiotherapy treatments.
Thanks, I hope the treatment has done you good
Thanks. So sorry to hear this, I hope that you will be OK.
A delay of a few months before radiotherapy is routine; it gives the hormone treatment time to shrink the tumour a little to allow a more focused beam.
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