‘I’m dying from prostate cancer – I knew nothing about the symptoms’

When Justin Butlin would stand up each morning at 4.26am to urinate it changed into a little bit of a joke for him and his spouse Rachel.

However trying again at it now the dad has realised it was an indication of a virus that he missed.

The prospect to catch it early was additionally prevented by as a full well being examine he had been scheduled to bear fell throughout lockdown in March 2020 and was cancelled.

It wasn’t till Justin, now 53, skilled a , brought on by a separate difficulty with a twisted knee within the spring of final 12 months, that medical doctors found tumours all through his physique.

This led to a devastating prognosis of terminal .

Justin Butlin

Justin Butlin pictured together with his household (Picture: Leicestershire Dwell)

Chatting with , he stated: “I knew nothing about prostate most cancers – it simply wasn’t on my radar.

“I did not discover any of the indicators. After which once I was recognized in September of final 12 months I used to be informed it was an aggressive and I used to be stage 4 – that is the issue with prostate most cancers.

“It is a horrible illness and I did not know the signs.

“For the previous 12 months I have been telling everybody I can about it and I do know a number of males who’ve had checks and a few have been recognized early – I want that would have occurred to me.”

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Man sitting on couch and feeling sudden back pain

Again ache may signify the most cancers has unfold (Picture: Getty)

Justin, who has a 13-year-old daughter, Daisy, together with his spouse and can also be step-father to Rachel’s kids Millie, 25, and Fletcher, 21, now has tumours in his eyes, neck, shoulder, ribs and hips.

He’s presently present process chemotherapy with a drug known as Cabazitaxel, after a earlier spherical of chemo with Docetaxel was unsuccessful.

Now Justin, who lives in Houghton on the Hill – close to Leicester, and his household are fundraising for an additional drug that’s not obtainable on the .

They hope to lift sufficient cash to pay for Lutetium-177, which prices about £78,000 for a full course.

Cancer symptoms

Basic signs of most cancers to pay attention to (Picture: Categorical.co.uk)

Justin’s pal Annaliese Heighton arrange a GoFundMe web page for Justin to assist increase the cash wanted.

“I’ve recognized Justin for about 15 years and I am completely gutted by what’s occurred,” she stated.

“We need to increase cash to assist Justin now, slightly than spend it on flowers for his funeral. I do know lots of people really feel that means.”

Up to now the web page has raised virtually £12,000.

Justin stated: “I am overwhelmed at folks’s kindness – their form phrases and their generosity.

“There are folks I do know and folks I do not know donating and serving to me get a remedy that would get me just a few extra years.

“If it will get me one other 5 years so I can see my daughter go to college that will be great.”

To donate, go to gofundme.com/f/justins-treatment-fundraising?.‌

In accordance with the NHS, the commonest signs of prostate most cancers are:

  • An elevated have to pee
  • Straining whilst you pee
  • A sense that your bladder has not totally emptied.

In case you expertise signs it is best to converse to your GP.