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GB runner Nigel Watson had prostate cancer treatment at BPC one year ago and is planning a series of fund-raising runs once Covid restrictions are lifted.

Update 15/04/2020: Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Nigel is currently training at home within the Government guidelines for allowed exercise. All endurance events have been cancelled due to the risks around the virus. “I was competing in an IronMan triathlon in Wales in October 2018 when I was suddenly taken ill. It turned out to […]

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Colin Turner chose treatment at BPC by carrying out his own online research from his home in Portugal. Mr Turner, a retired RAF and airline pilot, explains why.

“I was aware of having some increasing problems with frequency, but this was close to the time when my wife died in a car accident; I wasn’t able to do anything about it for a while. Once I saw a doctor locally, I found my prostate was enlarged and my PSA was 6.8.  The doctor […]

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Greenlight laser surgery improved my memory

Treatment for the enlarged prostate improved my memory. A 72-year-old at BPC describes his experience of GreenLight laser surgery. “Looking back on the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), although it was irksome having to go to the toilet so often during the day, it was getting up several times at night that was really […]

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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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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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