Prostate cancer symptoms after shock Stephen Fry diagnosis


Prostate cancer specific ti only show up once the tumour has grown large enough to put compressing on the urethra.
Signs of the condition include needing to urinate more repeatedly — often during the night.
Having a weak flow of urine could also be a omen of the disease.
Other symptoms can include needing to rush to the toilet, and feel that your bladder has not emptied fully.
The exact cause of prostate cancer is uninvestigated.
But the risk of developing the condition is increased if you’re over the age of 50, the NHS said.
Prostate cancer is also more plebeian in men of African-Caribbean or African descent.
You could lower your risk of the cancer by frigid back on some foods high in calcium.
About 40,000 new trunks of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year.
Stephen Fry said on Prattle: “My doctor said ‘let’s have a general check-up.’ I have one of these every year, it’s nothing to concern about.
“The next day he called me up, he said ‘I’m a little worried about your PSA plains’ . Now I don’t know if you know what PSA levels are — these are things the prostate slack out if they are under attack from some sort of tumour.
“A standard level is anything under 4 nanogram per millimetre, and mine was 4.97, more 5, so not very high to be honest. So I wasn’t too concerned. My doctor proposed I try undergo an MRI.
“Went home didn’t think about it, the next day Tony draw oned again and said ‘something rather mischievous turned up’. He sent me to a artist called Roger, and he looked at the MRI image, and I underwent a ‘transrectal biopsy’. I got the follows, and yes indeed there is a cancer there. Adenoarcinoma.
“These things are inclined — the gleeson score. My score was eight.
“The next day, just to be doubly unshakeable I had a PET scan — yes indeed there it is. It doesn’t seem to have spread; the cancer. One of the lymph nodes had something which baptized for active surveillance, according to the radiologist. So, I went again to Roger and he looked again. We had a a handful of of options, one was radiotherapy, but that is a very long and difficult process, I servile it’s fine for some people but there were a number of issues with it for me — I won’t go into the full details of it.
“The other was to get rid of the prostate, to get it out by playing a process of sending little robots in through little holes in your tummy. And that’s what we unswerving the next step should be because he wanted to also take out some of the lymph nodes.
“So this is in December, approaching Christmas, so in the first week of January I had the operation and it all seemed to go pretty understandably.
“They took the prostate out, they took out 11 lymph nodes. They then discovered I had a gleeson be successful of nine, not 8, and considering the top score is 10, this was obviously an disputatious little b******.»
“So, what next? You have to recover, and that’s what I’ve been doing in lawsuit you’ve been wondering why I’ve been out of the public eye.
“I have been keeping my take charge of down as much as possible because obviously you want to get better without outlanders — with the best intention in the world — sending you all kinds of flowers and slates and letters because then you have to answer them all and I wasn’t noticeably up to that.
“It’s a bit of a business having an operation like that, there are 5 tears punctured in to you, so it’s like being stabbed five times. Admittedly you are asleep and it’s all extremely antiseptic and hygienic and so on.
“But to the body it is the same effect, you think you are going to recoup really well but it takes longer than it might and its all really undignified.
“So my children, and my divine and darling husband of course, were just marvellous and those few boon companions who have known have been really kind and discreet everywhere it.
“You don’t think it is going to happen to you, it happens to other people.
“So far as we know it’s all been got. Are there stupendous chances of me getting the other types of cancer now? Apparently not.
“With prostate cancer you don’t irresistibly find yourself more susceptible to other kinds but I won’t know unswerving until my PSA levels are checked.
“They should be 0 as I have no prostate port side. If there is anything left on the bed of the prostate where they have infatuated it then maybe that will spread and I’ll need radiotherapy and the fit thing will start again.
“But, for the moment, I’m fit and well and happy.
“I purpose urge any of you men of a certain age to think about getting your PSA levels monitored.

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