Author: Matt Kirkby

Mike Clifford came to BPC because of our distinctive diagnostic pathway. This may have saved his life, finding hidden kidney cancer.

Mike Clifford came to BPC because of our distinctive diagnostic pathway. This may have saved his life, finding hidden kidney cancer. “I started having regular PSA monitoring about ten years ago after a slightly raised result. My PSA readings went up gradually and by the time they reached 9.2, I asked my GP for advice. […]

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Theranostics and Prostate Cancer

Theranostics and prostate cancer, by Alan Doherty, consultant urologist and Dan Ford, consultant clinical oncologist, the Birmingham Prostate Clinic. Theranostics You may have heard of a new term in the prostate cancer field: theranostics. The word ‘theranostics’ has been created by combining the terms ‘therapeutic’ and ‘diagnostics’ because the concept behind it is precisely that; […]

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Joanne travelled from the north-west to BPC for TOT mesh removal surgery. Joanne, aged 52, describes her experience.

“I had been struggling with stress incontinence for many years, since giving birth to my two sons. I tried pelvic floor exercises, medication and injections, but none of which were successful, and the stress incontinence just seemed to be deteriorating. Having a mesh sling implant was suggested and described to me as an easy option; […]

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New technologies for overactive bladder treatment. By Mohammed Belal, Consultant Urologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic

The overactive bladder is a very common problem, affecting an estimated one in eight adults in the UK, particularly during later age. If we think of the bladder as effectively a bag of muscle, an overactive bladder occurs when those muscles contract suddenly without control, even when the bladder is not full. Urge incontinence is […]

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