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FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS CANCELLED due to Covid-19 outbreak. We now offer on-line meetings and buddying. Contact us to find out more >>>

Prostate Cancer UK has an on-line group discussion to provide support for men on active survellance. Find out more >>>

Prostate Cancer UK has advice for men with prostate cancer that are at higher risk as a result of the Coronavirus. Find out more >>>


Due to the promising results from one arm of the Stampede Trial docetaxel is starting to be more widely offered as a first line chemotherapy treatment for men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. As this is a fairly recent change there is not yet as much information available about this treatment as there is for other treatments, although a publication from University College London includes some information.

The other information that is in short supply, compared to that for other treatments, is the personal stories. However, as more men receive earlier docetaxel treatment there will be more personal accounts of the possible side effects.

We currently have one member of our group who has been on docetaxel and his personal experiences of treatment can be found in his blog. There are other posts about chemo in the same blog and there will probably be more as his chemo treatment goes on.

As always, it's important to emphasise that we are all different. Even when our symptoms and personal cancer "statistics" appear the same or very similar we all react differently to drugs and our personal side effects can vary a little or a lot. So if you are considering having docetaxel it is advisable to read up on as much information about it as you can.

Stampede Trial Home Page

Video about the Stampede Trial

Prostate Cancer UK information about the Stampede Trial.

Find out more about the effects of surgery, hormone therapy and radiotherapy.


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