I'm 69 years of age, married, weigh 72 kilos and apart from prostate cancer and slightly elevated hereditary cholesterol, I'm in perfect health.

They can also put you in touch with your nearest support group (in Queensland).

I have to say here at the beginning, I personally believe the only way to cure cancer is through the application of conventional medicine.

By the time you the reader, reach the end of my journey, you will hopefully realise that being diagnosed with prostate cancer may not really be so bad after all - even though I had three friends who died because they were diagnosed too late and I know of another man who refused treatment because he thought the effect may have changed his life style to such an extent he wasn't prepared to accept it.

It's not my intention to suggest to you at any point what your treatment might be or what you might expect from that treatment.

[This appears to represent Ron's personal experience to date.

Numerous studies demonstrate that the erectile function and libido of most men undertaking hormone and radiation therapy can be permanently damaged.] It may require more patience, warmth, and affection from your partner than might have previously been the case, and it may require some practice at first, but if you had an active sex life beforehand there is no reason why this should become a thing of the past.It's highly unlikely you'll ever bring intercourse to a wet climax, but that's no reason to prevent you from enjoying a healthy intimate relationship with your partner.Having said all of this, it would be irresponsible of me not to add that 50% of men are said to become impotent within three years of brachytherapy so look on the positive side - stay active and you will probably be one of the lucky ones.Various alternative remedies, which many cancer sufferers subscribe to, have been shown to go some way in helping conventional medicine keep the cancer in check but I don't believe alternative remedies will cure cancer by their sole use. Recently I read that many diseases start to form in our body 20 to 30 years before any symptoms appear and in my case this could well be true.Many years ago I first noticed that the man standing next to me had a better flow than I did and I always believed this was because I didn't drink much water - at that time two glasses a day as a general rule. His choice of treatment was Brachytherapy (High Dosage with EB and ADT). Symptoms & Diagnosis Sex & Prostate Cancer Self Vs Family - Dealing Treatment 1 - Hormone Therapy Treatment 2 - External Radiation Therapy Treatment 3 - Brachy Rod Therapy After-effects of Brachy Rod Therapy Follow-up Testing Up Date January 2009Up Date October 2010What is this article about? It's about my personal experience with serious and aggressive prostate cancer, from the time of my first symptom through its diagnosis and treatment to the after effects of the HDR - (High Dosage Radiation Therapy) which I refer to as "Brachy" rod therapy.