Author: Chris Barker

BPC’s live prostate cancer results centre is shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Award

A unique initiative by the Birmingham Prostate Clinic which enables patients to report and track their own results has been short-listed for a prestigious Health Services Journal (HSJ) award. BPC’s Live Prostate Cancer Surgery Results Centre has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Enhancing care with data and information management’. The highly regarded awards had […]

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Wide ranging debates at BPC’s third GP study evening

The Birmingham Prostate Clinic’s third study evening for GPs, which took place on July 10, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback. A new format was used for this event, with BPC clinicians and GPs sitting together and having more informal discussions, then enjoying dinner together. “We wanted to facilitate more discussion between urologists and GPs, rather […]

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GreenLight laser webcast: Michael Priest

Consultant Urologist Alan Doherty of The Birmingham Prostate Clinic explains how GreenLight laser works as a treatment for men with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Patient 58-year-old Michael Priest describes his experience of this minimally invasive procedure and subsequent recovery. Mr Priest had his operation in February 2011.

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The benefits of nerve-sparing prostatectomy

When facing the diagnosis of prostate cancer, for most patients, the overwhelming focus is on eradicating the disease. However once the cancer has been successfully treated, the side-effects of treatment can have a major impact on quality of life. I have seen many patients following a prostatectomy who are very distressed by their inability to […]

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PCA3 assessment webcast: Peter Hale

Peter Hale is a 70-year-old from Birmingham. He was referred to the Birmingham Prostate Clinic for assessments after finding blood in his urine. Mr Hale had a series of tests, including the new genetics-based PCA3 assessment. His prostate was found to be benign and Mr Hale is now on active monitoring.

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Suprapubic catheter webcast: David Lehane

David Lehane is a 57-year-old dentist from Staffordshire. He was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Mr Lehane explains why surgeon experience was an important factor in his choice of treatment and how a new innovation enabled him to leave hospital without a urethral catheter.

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