Author: Chris Barker

BPC surgeon Paul Anderson’s work with injured servicemen is featured in prestigious national magazine

The work of BPC urological surgeon Paul Anderson is highlighted in a major national magazine feature exploring the “last taboo” for injured soldiers. Mr Anderson is part of a team of highly skilled specialists treating servicemen at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital who were injured during intense conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq. A major feature in […]

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Understanding and choosing between the different treatments for the enlarged prostate (BPH) 

By Alan Doherty Until quite recently, men seeking treatment for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) had just two options: medication or the TURP procedure. This was a stark choice; medication is not always effective, particularly over time and can cause troublesome side-effects. The TURP (trans-urethral resection of the prostate) has serious potential complications, common side-effects and […]

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DNA testing for cancer risk is now available and accessible at BPC

We are offering counselling and DNA testing for genes known to be associated with increased cancer risk. Although DNA testing for cancer risk is well established, until recently it cost thousands of pounds and it took months before results were known. Now a new assessment is available in the UK which makes genetics testing more […]

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Roy Grundy is one of several BPC patients who have travelled to Germany for an ultra-sensitive PSMA based PET scan. He describes his experience and seven year prostate cancer journey.

“When I turned 70, I had a health MOT at my GP surgery. I was given a clean bill of health but I told my doctor I was feeling groggy and tired. He said – there is one more test to do; let’s carry out a PSA test (prostate specific antigen). At the time, it […]

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Prostate cancer treatment and the kindness of strangers

Robert Sayer discovered he had prostate cancer in the middle of a relocation from the Midlands to Cornwall. He describes how a friend suggested he went to BPC and how Robert and his wife Yvonne received vital support from another couple they had not met before, but who had a shared experience of prostate cancer and wanted to help. […]

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What is Cyberknife treatment like for prostate cancer? – James Derbyshire*

James Derbyshire* is one of the first patients to have the state-of-the-art Cyberknife treatment in Birmingham. The intensive and extremely accurate technology reduces the number of sessions from 37 to just five. Mr Derbyshire, who is 72, describes his experience. “My prostate cancer was diagnosed purely by chance and persistence. It started with some slightly […]

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