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Purchasing pads for first time

Hi.  I am booked in for RP in a weeks time and starting to feel a bit nervous I was after some information regarding purchasing pads for the first time When doing an online search I was confused by the different options Could someone suggest  what…

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10 Replies · Reply by Morris 23 hours ago

Penis Pump/VCD

Afternoon Gents and partners,A slightly embarrassing question! My sexual health doctor, Doctor Miller, sold me a German manufactured “Penile Vakuum-Trainer”. I have to say, It’s taking a bit of getting used to! I’m also considering going to…

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11 Replies · Reply by Chuti yesterday

Diagnosed at 52

I'm 52 and they weren't looking for it because apparently there's about a 200:1 chance at my age, rising rapidly to 7:1 when you're 80. A blood test for something else (Ross River Virus) revealed high PSA so my GP did the digital rectal examination,…

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9 Replies · Reply by awinner yesterday

How does one find a good surgeon

 I've recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and joined PCFA to help educate myself on what i'm up for. I've seen a lot of people say an experienced surgeon can make a big difference to continence outcomes. I need to find a good surgeon in…

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3 Replies · Reply by awinner yesterday

Self catheterisation

Hello, My first post so hope this is the right area. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, had hormone injections for 6 months and low dose brachytherapy seeds implanted in December 2017. Due to urinary retention I have now had a catheter…

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2 Replies · Reply by TonyK on Thursday

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