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We Want To Speak About… Prostate Most cancers


In December 2023 our CEO at Six Physio, Rupert Crowfoot, was recognized with prostate most cancers and instructed he would want Radical Robotic Prostatectomy surgical procedure. Ru visited Specialist Males’s Well being Physiotherapist Lucy Burrows in Parsons Inexperienced who offered pre- and post-op recommendation and labored with him to strengthen his pelvic ground muscle groups to assist try to minimise unintended effects after the operation. Right here Lucy talks about prostate most cancers and the way Males’s Well being Physiotherapists can help individuals who develop it.

Prostate most cancers is essentially the most generally recognized most cancers in males, affecting one in eight males within the UK. The possibilities of creating prostate most cancers enhance as you become old (previous the age of fifty), and are increased for black males and people with a household historical past of the illness.

Some males will reside with prostate most cancers undetected and it might not trigger them any points in any respect. Nonetheless, as a result of males are sometimes symptom free, it’s essential to get checked if in case you have any of the chance components. Your GP ought to talk about this with you as you become old however if you’re involved or know you’ve got members of the family who’ve developed prostate most cancers, it is best to let your physician know.

You often solely begin to discover signs when the prostate has grown to a measurement which means it’s affecting the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder and out of the penis. This could trigger urinary issues similar to an elevated have to go, straining when you pee and feeling like your bladder hasn’t emptied absolutely.

In case you are in one of many increased danger teams or have seen new signs, there are a number of checks to assist decide whether or not you’ve got prostate most cancers, or different frequent circumstances affecting the prostate. These embrace a blood check known as a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) check, a digital rectal examination (bodily examination of your prostate), an MRI scan or biopsy.

The UK doesn’t presently have a nationwide screening programme in place for prostate most cancers. That is primarily as a result of PSA check not at all times being correct and generally returning a false-positive or false-negative consequence. You could find out extra in regards to the execs and cons of PSA testing on the NHS web site right here.

Having medical doctors poke round your personal components shouldn’t be the nicest expertise for anyone, and worry or anxiousness round such a intervention can deter individuals from going to the physician and getting checked.

Rupert was prompted to get checked when a buddy shared that he had lately had a prostatectomy, and since his brother had additionally had the identical process a couple of years in the past. He seen a drop in vitality ranges so went to the physician for a check-up, who suggested him to take the PSA check. This returned an elevated rating and shortly after that Ru was recognized with prostate most cancers and booked in for surgical procedure.

Ru has recorded a collection of movies about his prognosis, remedy and restoration, to assist elevate consciousness and to encourage males to be extra open about speaking about their prostate well being. You possibly can observe his journey on our Instagram right here or watch the movies under.

As CEO of Six Physio, Ru is aware of a whole lot of physiotherapists and was conscious that physio might assist him following his prognosis, so he booked an appointment with me in Parsons Inexperienced.

A Specialist Males’s Well being Physiotherapist can present actually essential help and remedy to individuals with prostate most cancers. We’re specialists on this particular space of the physique so might be able to present extra focused recommendation and data than a basic practitioner or urologist. We are able to additionally discuss you thru merchandise that assist with unintended effects post-op, such because the Pacey Cuff for urinary incontinence and penis pump for erectile dysfunction.

We are able to conduct a real-time ultrasound to point out you your pelvic ground and reveal completely different workouts that may assist strengthen it. There’s sturdy proof to recommend that males who practise pelvic ground workouts earlier than surgical procedure can have a greater rehab expertise afterwards.

It’s actually helpful to see a physiotherapist each earlier than and after the prostatectomy, so we are able to measure a baseline of what your pelvic perform was like earlier than the operation in comparison with afterwards, to assist observe enchancment and restoration. We are able to additionally deal with the injuries across the belly space brought on by the incision throughout surgical procedure, for instance by offering scar therapeutic massage.

Ru was conscious about how onerous individuals discover it to speak about delicate well being points, which is why he has bravely shared his personal private story, to try to get the message out to extra males and encourage extra to get examined.

Prostate well being has been on the information agenda lately with King Charles’s announcement that he was receiving remedy for an enlarged prostate, adopted by an unspecified most cancers prognosis. I hope that this elevated public dialogue will guarantee extra males are conscious of the chance components and extra prone to request a PSA check from their GP.

Like with most sicknesses, early intervention results in higher outcomes. Elevating consciousness of prostate most cancers and inspiring males to talk to their physician as soon as they hit 50 ought to hopefully enhance survival charges and imply that extra males catch it early.

Half 1: Analysis & pre-op

Half 2: Put up-op

Half 3: Restoration & reflections



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