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Richard Y

Richard mentioned his frequent urination in passing to his doctor who gave him a PSA test. A score of 18.5 prompted a biopsy and other tests which gave a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2009. He began his brachytherapy treatment just before Christmas 2009.

  • Background

    Richard is a medical librarian and self-employed artist who is married with two teenage children. Ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 51
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Richard Z

    After suffering several symptoms of problematic urination Richard spoke to his GP who suggested a PSA test. On the results of this he had a biopsy which led to a diagnosis of prostate cancer in March 2005. He had a prostatectomy in July 2005.

  • Background

    Richard is a telecoms engineer, married with one child. Ethnic background is African-Caribbean.

  • Age at interview 53
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • John Z

    John's problematic urination led to a PSA test and DRE. A trans-rectal biopsy detected cancer and he decided to have brachytherapy but a later trans-perineal biopsy indicated more advanced cancer and he then had a robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy. He later had a 'male sling' to treat his incontinence.

  • Background

    John is a married writer with one adult child and his ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 06

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. Hormone treatment, and external beam radiation planned.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. Hormone treatment, and external beam radiation planned.

  • Age at interview 56
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 07

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999, prostatectomy in 1999.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999, prostatectomy in 1999.

  • Age at interview 56
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 09

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997. Had a prostatectomy in 1997, external beam radiation and short hormone treatment 2000.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997. Had a prostatectomy in 1997, external beam radiation and short hormone treatment 2000.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 41

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 2000, brachytherapy 2000 and short hormone treatment.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 2000, brachytherapy 2000 and short hormone treatment.

  • Age at interview 59
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 42

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 2000, short hormone treatment, brachytherapy and conformal beam radiation 2000.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 2000, short hormone treatment, brachytherapy and conformal beam radiation 2000.

  • Age at interview 51
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 45

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1997, TURP and external beam radiation 1997, vaccine trial, hormones.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1997, TURP and external beam radiation 1997, vaccine trial, hormones.

  • Age at interview 55
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 49

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 2000, watchful waiting.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 2000, watchful waiting.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Male