Just over 2 years ago, I was happy at work and had no health issues a part from being overweight. However a routine blood test revealed a problem with my white blood cells and I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. I was 60 years old and had'nt had an illness for 50 years. Treatment started immediately. I had 4 chemotherapy sessions. The first one nearly killed us. After they'd managed to rid the body of cancer I was put on the Anthony Nolan for a stem cell transfer. I got one from a guy in Minnesota. It was hard as it took a while for his immune cells to bed in. 18 months later I'm still here after 18 infections everything from c-diff to mouth ulcers. But I'm so grateful to that guy in the US who took the time to donate his cells as I'd be dead otherwise.
One man every hour DIES of advanced prostrate Cancer in the UK. It is one of the main causes of death in men and some as young as 50 or younger have been diagnosed with advanced incurable prostrate Cancer. If caught early it is entirely curable. A simple blood test taken from the arm at your GP can indicate if you need further investigation. There is no national screening programme you have to ask for the test. Please please have this simple test annually from 50. My dear husband is now dying because he did not know about this test and in spite of going to the GP with symptoms was not given the test until too late. Please heed this warning.
Hi my user name is skipworth I joined the site a few days ago. I was diagnosed with cancer at the base of the tongue in 2002 had three weeks of chemo 28 days of radio therapy it has left me not been able to eat properly and most of my food is liquid.