Alan W
Age diagnosed
Active surveillance, Radical prostatectomy (surgery)

Radical prostatectomy after 10 years of active surveillance

Diagnosed in 2000 at 49 years, Alan was on active surveillance for 10 years before having surgery to remove his prostate. He talks about how this was not an easy decision to arrive at. He was recently married at the time and keeping his partner involved in his decisions was important so they could support each other and work together on intimacy and relationship issues. Support groups were also an important part of Alan’s recovery, helping him feel less alone.