A clinical trial and a lucky life

22 Feb 2022

Rob Lewis is 68 years old, married with two adult sons and his first grandchild soon to arrive. He strongly believes he has had an idyllic life.

When Rob developed a sore hip, he believed it was a pulled muscle from sailing, and also possibly due to the fact he had not adequately looked after his health over the years. When physiotherapy treatment did not lead to any significant improvement in Rob’s movement, medical tests were undertaken. The diagnosis was prostate cancer. Rob started chemotherapy, his PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels dropped drastically and his mobility – and ability to sail – returned. However, this did not last, and his PSA levels again started to rise, indicating his prostate cancer was worsening.

Read more about Rob's story here.