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Rugby coach Kevin Beales was just 45 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He talks about family history of the disease and the benefits of early treatment

“There is a strong history of prostate cancer in our family. My grandfather had it and my father has been treated for prostate cancer by Mr Doherty at the Birmingham Prostate Clinic. Considering our family history, my father encouraged myself and my brother to have a PSA test. My brother went along to his GP […]

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Launch of our new results system to evaluate all surgery for the enlarged prostate

Birmingham Prostate Clinic has launched a new study to evaluate surgical treatments for the enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH). We already have an established and nationally renowned results system for prostate cancer surgery and now the same principles are being applied to BPH surgery. “There are several different surgical options for the treatment of […]

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BPC launches first private multi-disciplinary team (MDT) as benchmark for the highest standards

The Birmingham Prostate Clinic has launched the region’s first private Multi-Disciplinary (MDT) Team programme. The principle behind an MDT is for medical professionals of different disciplines to formally meet, discuss individual patients and their cancer treatment plan to consider the advantages and disadvantages of that plan. The MDT for the Birmingham Prostate Clinic includes consultant […]

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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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UroLift for BPH and other new horizons for treatment of benign prostatic enlargement

By Maya Harris, consultant urologist BPC Traditionally, only TURP with its significant side-effects was available for men who suffer from symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  GreenLight Laser prostatectomy, introduced by the Birmingham Prostate Clinic in 2007, was the first minimally-invasive option for BPH.  Recently, more procedures have appeared on horizon. I am a […]

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