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Paul Freemantle lives in South Africa. He was 42 when he was diagnosed in August, 2015. His initial PSA was 6.90 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 6, and he was staged T1c. His choice of treatment was Brachytherapy (Seed Implant). Here is his story.

I started getting my PSA level checked at 40 which was at 4 ng/ml. I had a DRE which showed no abnormality and was instructed to have regular testing done. Over the past two years my PSA has risen to 6.9ng/ml, I moved house and started going to a different doctor who had concerns of my PSA level compared to my age. I had a biopsy done on the 27th August 2015 and the results came back positive for prostate cancer. I have decided on the seed implants due to my age, PSA level and Gleason index plus I have spoken to other people who have had the seed implants with great success.

I am due to have the seed implants on the 16th November 2015 so holding thumbs.

UPDATED

January 2017

The Brachytheraphy was carried out in November 2015 and my PSA has been checked every 3 months and has reduced slowly. The first 3 month test showed a big drop from 7 to 4 and is now at 1. Readings are not high but due to my age 43 and a biopsy being postie for cancer the Brachytheraphy was the said to be the best option for me.

I did take cannabis oil during this time as well and sometimes feel that if I new about the oil prior to the Brachytheraphy I would have tried the oil first as time was not an issue for me. As the side effects have had an effect.

The worst I have had to deal with is low testosterone levels which leads to low self drive which has effected me at work and home.

I am now going to have a PSA test once a year. I am not sure what to do about my testosterone levels as the theory is that this will assist in keep a low PSA however I need to change the way i feel.

I have planned in the new year to go and see a Homeopath on how to increase my testosterone levels naturally.

Paul's e-mail address is: paulgfreemantle AT gmail.com (replace "AT" with "@")


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