Peter was 62 years old and looking forward to retiring and being able to play more golf and travel with his wife. Most of his working career was with the banking industry and his family had gained their independence and left home.
In April 2004, Peter went to his GP as he was having difficulty passing urine. Blood tests were taken and he was found to have a PSA level of 6.3. Peter was referred to a Urologist, had prostate biopsies taken and recommended brachytherapy as treatment.
Thankfully Peter and Jane had health insurance as they were advised that the cost for the treatment would be $22,000. Peter was able to have the treatment, and because he got prior approval the providers were paid directly and he was able to concentrate on a speedy recovery and a return to the golf course.