Get the facts about prostate cancer
Dear Sir, — I feel that your correspondent Glynn Robinson, who wrote to complain about prostate cancer treatment offered in this country, is badly informed.
As someone who has just completed a course of treatment for prostate cancer, I have to disagree with him strongly.
My PSA was well below the 50 he says justifies treatment, (biopsies are the definitive test). My treatment was high dose brachytherapy, followed by 15 sessions of radiotherapy with a LINAC (linear accelerator) machine. This treatment was designed to cure me from the disease. Contrary to what Mr Robinson claims, my side effects were minor and quickly went away.
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