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I am due my biopsy on 18/1 at St Margarets, Epping, Essex. Has anybody else used this hospital and what are your views. I had my MRI there and a couple of consultations but would be interested in other's views.

If anything is found on the biopsy I may ask for a referal to Addenbrookes as I have heard good things about their Urology department.

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    Andy I'm sorry that your having a problem.  After the biopsy make sure you fine out what kind of cancer you have is it slow of fast growing.  Don't have anything done until you get more information.  Please read this story if you can fine it.  It is called.  I want my prostate back.  This guy was 52 had a biopsy 12 were done and there were some cancer cells found on 3 of them.  In 6 weeks he had surgery to remove the prostate.  The doctor said it was best.  But the doctor did not tell him that he had a slow growing cancer.  After he had it out he never was able to get hard.  His wife left him and got a divorce.  He went to the doctor a year later and The man finely ask the doctor and the Dr. said that he would have had cancer in 10 or 15 years..  The man ask the doctor for his prostate back.....Get information first please.   Ken     
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    I don't have experience of the hospitals you mention, but my experience of active surveillance in East Sussex has been fine. Cancer diagnosed after two biopsies but no presure to remove prostate. We all vary as to how we react, some patients are anxious to be living with cancer - even slow growing, and opt for surgery. The decisions made should be contractual, with patient informed consent and we shouldn't feel in awe of the medics, but we should also respect their expertise.
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      You must have the slow growing cancer. which is fine How old are you Yes we all make our own life but why get ride of it if you have a good 10 years or so.  To many side effects and life changes.  Life goes on.  You can listen to the doctors but we have to make the right decision for us   Ken
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    Sorry you haven't had an answer to your question yet. We all seem to have got on our own hobby-horses rather than actually giving you the answer to your question!
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