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Stephen

Stephen had excruciating back pain which was dismissed as simply a back problem by his GP. Months later a hospital doctor arranged an x-ray and this and other tests resulted in diagnosis of prostate cancer metastasized to bones in November 2009. He has had radiotherapy and hormone treatment.

  • Background

    Stephen is a retired government lawyer, with male partner and one adult son. Ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 62
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • George

    George was prompted by his GP to have a PSA test while at surgery for a cholesterol test. He was then referred to hospital for a biopsy the result of which led to a diagnosis of prostate cancer at end of 2007. He had a radical prostatectomy in April 2008.

  • Background

    George is a retired material engineer in the oil and gas industry, married with two children. His ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 68
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • David

    In 2002 David was prompted by a poster to ask GP about test for prostate cancer. After a first and second high PSA score he was immediately prescribed hormones by GP. A later biopsy confirmed prostate cancer and he had radiotherapy treatment. David is currently again receiving hormone treatment.

  • Background

    David is a technical director of an engineering company, married with three adult children. Ethnic background is White.

  • Age at interview 61
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • John Y

    A series of PSA tests in 2004 while John was working overseas prompted a biopsy which did not indicate prostate cancer. However a later biopsy (May 2006) did indicate cancer and John returned to the UK for treatment. He had a radical prostatectomy in September 2006.

  • Background

    John is a retired accountant, married with four adult children. Ethnic background is White Irish.

  • Age at interview 62
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Michael

    Michael first asked his GP for a PSA test in April 2005 after learning that four friends had radical prostatectomies. His PSA readings increased over four years and a biopsy revealed prostate cancer in October 2009. He had brachytherapy in April 2010.

  • Background

    Michael is a retired police officer who is married with one adult daughter. His ethnic background is White British.

  • Age at interview 66
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Bob

    Following a series of PSA tests which showed increasing levels of PSA Bob was referred onto a specialist by his GP. A subsequent biopsy revealed prostate cancer and he had a radical prostatectomy in November 2009.

  • Background

    Bob is a retired teacher who is now self-employed as an IT consultant. He is married with four adult children. Ethnic background is White European.

  • Age at interview 64
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 37

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1993, TURP in 1993, hormone treatment.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1993, TURP in 1993, hormone treatment.

  • Age at interview 63
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 48

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1999, brachytherapy 1999, short hormone treatment.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1999, brachytherapy 1999, short hormone treatment.

  • Age at interview 68
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 47

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1992, TURPs in 1992 and 1998, external beam radiation, hormone treatment, chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1992, TURPs in 1992 and 1998, external beam radiation, hormone treatment, chemotherapy.

  • Age at interview 66
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 46

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1997, brachytherapy 1998.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1997, brachytherapy 1998.

  • Age at interview 63
  • Sex/Gender Male