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Choosing between different treatments for prostate cancer?

For men with organ-confined early stage disease, there is a wider range of different treatments for prostate cancer than any other type of cancer. Mr Alan Doherty, consultant urologist at the Birmingham Prostate Clinic, discusses the relative merits and disadvantages of the different types of treatment, answering the questions patients most commonly ask in clinic. […]

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Prostatectomy surgery testimonial – Stewart Roswell

Stewart Roswell from Kenilworth explains why he chose a nerve-sparing prostatectomy after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004. “When you are diagnosed with cancer, it is a huge shock – your whole world collapses. I remember sitting in the car park at Warwick Hospital feeling devastated. “My doctor recommended Mr Doherty and I found […]

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Male sling testimonial – Andrew Richards*

Andrew Richards* describes his experience of prostate cancer, the incontinence he developed after treatment and subsequently having a male sling fitted Diagnosis For a number of years I had been having an annual PSA test always at my instigation rather than my GP’s. A lot of doctors actively discourage the use of this test because […]

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HIFU prostate cancer treatment testimonial – Andrew Pearce

Andrew Pearce* decided HIFU prostate treatment was the best option for him after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. The minimally-invasive operation was so successful that Andrew was able to go back to work the day after the procedure. “When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I discussed all the options with Mr Doherty. […]

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Post vasectomy testicular pain testimonial – Mr L

Mr L* is a 55-year-old from Birmingham who experienced post vasectomy testicular pain, also known as post vasectomy pain syndrome. The pain was severe so severe that Mr L was treated with a vasectomy reversal and a procedure called denervation of the testicular cord. Mr L describes his experience of the condition and treatment. “I […]

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Keyhole prostate surgery testimonial – Peter McIvor

Peter McIvor from Stourport-on-Severn underwent revolutionary keyhole prostate surgery under surgeon Alan Doherty at the Priory Hospital. Mr McIvor left hospital after two days and was back at work within less than a month following the operation, which enables patients to make a better and swifter recovery. Mr McIvor, a 61-year-old self-employed tool maker from Stourport-on-Severn, […]

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Male sling testimonial – Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis, aged 65 from Warwickshire, describes his experience of having the male sling fitted to treat stress incontinence. “My incontinence was due to having my prostate removed following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. When I considered the operation, I knew that incontinence was a possible complication, but I also found out that a large […]

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Prostate cancer testimonial – David Lehane

David Lehane is a 57-year-old dentist who had a nerve-sparing laparoscopic prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer in July 2009. Mr Lehane is an index patient, which means he is part of a follow-up study to assess the effectiveness of nerve-sparing surgery. He was also one of the first patients to leave hospital without a urethral […]

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