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Richard Schofield and Christine live in Scotland. He was 54 when he was diagnosed in January, 2009. His initial PSA was 564.00 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 9, and he was staged T4. His choice of treatment was External Beam Radiation+ADT. Here is his story.

Diagnosed earlier this year with metastasised prostate cancer. Seen programme tonight after being informed through Cancer Charity.

Seem to be in the don't really know much stage. Still working but get very tired sometimes and lose concentration. Just going on holiday tomorrow for a break.

PSA level now down to 1.0 after getting injections.

Cheers

Richard

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February 2011

June 2010 received one month radiotherapy on my prostate which went well.

Early 2011 had PSA checked and now down to 0.2 and advised by Oncologist not required to see him for 12 months unless any problems arise before them.

Still living with a positive attitude to life. Hormones side effects are tiredness and aching joints and the famous hot sweats.

Take care Richard S.

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May 2012

In the last year my PSA seems to be doubling every six months. Was 0.9 now 2.1.Still on only Zoladex but back down to three month check ups.

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June 2013

PSA been doubling every 6 months now at 10.9 just waiting for next hospital visit in August where will probably get more hormones on top of injections.

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July 2014

PSA went up to 32 and then got extra tablet on top of injection. First lot that I cannot remember name of did not work. Now on stibistrol and PSA down to 19.2 so seems to be working.

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August 2015

Recent bone scan showing spread to spine in top of spine shoulder blade section and lower sections. On trial of Enzaludamite pre Chemo with stage two when increase in PSA pr spread then Chemo and either Enzaludamite or placebo.

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January 2016

PSA rising from 14.5 to 19.5 and continual pain in back and neck areas. Waiting for appointment for radiotherapy to back and then start Chemo docetaxel with enzalutamide beginning March.

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February 2017

2016 saw 6 sessions on Chemo with Shingles in between to help things along the way (Not). Only managed 6 sessions out of 10 as struggled with side effects. End of 2016 saw me start Zoladronic acid and calcium supplements and start of 2017 now sees me with 6 sessions of Radium 223 (1 Down). Side effects minimal just now. PSA still rising slowly but staying positive. Body aches all the time especially my back and hips.

Richard's e-mail address is: richingr AT hotmail.co.uk (replace "AT" with "@")


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