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"Brookside" Actor Dean Sullivan Gets Candid About His Prostate Cancer Urging People To Listen To Their Bodies As "Doctors Aren’t Always Right'

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"Brookside" Actor Dean Sullivan Gets Candid About His Prostate Cancer Urging People To Listen To Their Bodies As "Doctors Aren’t Always Right'

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Dean Sullivan, the 64-year-old actor who played Jimmy Corkhill in Channel 4 soap ‘Brookside’ has opened up about his battle with prostate cancer and how he knew "something wasn’t right".

Dean Sullivan intimated that everything started when he noticed some problems with his "stream".

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"I’d noticed when I was going to the loo that my stream wasn’t as strong as it used to be.

The man admitted he "never imagined it was something to do with my prostate", as he didn’t have any of the other symptoms, "such as going to the toilet several times in the night."

Actor Dean Sullivan and his prostate cancer

When Dean visited his local surgery the doctor told him he didn’t think there was anything to investigate.

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Luckily, Sullivan was serious about his health and when nothing had improved two months later, he decided to return to the hospital again. Yet, this time the news wasn’t good. His prostate-specific antigen level was raised.

Dean Sullivan had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in May 2018. He opted for HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy to treat the disease.

We can only imagine how hard it was to face the diagnosis and battle it! He, however, decided not to give up and managed to win this war. Actually, it was Dean’s persistence that may have saved his life!

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He was lucky to find out that the cancer cells "hadn’t gone anywhere else" and he was cancer-free!

Reflecting on getting the good news last month, he told the Daily Mirror newspaper:

"It was such a relief, so wonderful to hear. I thanked the Lord for looking after me and for all the people who had said prayers for me…"

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