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A patient blogs his prostate cancer journey

Birmingham Prostate Clinic patient Edmund Hulme has produced an informative and frank blog charting the journey of a man with prostate cancer. He even blogged using his smart phone while in intensive care, just 24 hours after having his prostatectomy. They were asked how they felt about the results of their treatment. Mr Hulme’s surgeon, […]

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Why I am a prostate cancer patient buddy – Robert Harris

Birmingham Prostate Clinic’s advanced nurse practitioner Nula Allen introduces one of our patient buddies and describes the different types of support available to our patients: “We take a lot of pride in the support we provide to our patients and as our service has been running since 2005, patient support has grown and evolved as […]

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Four questions, four priorities – BPC patient describes his methodology for choosing prostate cancer treatment

“At Birmingham Prostate Clinic, we have invited patients to share their experiences ever since the service was established in 2006. We know that prostate cancer and the choices patients face are very challenging and that it is beneficial for experiences to be shared and reflected on. I believe this account from Mr Harris is particularly […]

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PSA thresholds for prostate cancer risk assessment

The Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme recommends the following thresholds for referring men for suspected prostate cancer. This means any man whose PSA result is higher than the recommended threshold is considered to have an ‘elevated PSA’. Having an elevated PSA does not mean you have prostate cancer, or that you are necessarily at a […]

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Strontium 89 for bones

The Birmingham Prostate Clinic offers Strontium 89, a treatment to help control pain experienced by patients when prostate cancer spreads to their bones. What is it? Strontium 89 is a form of internal radiotherapy and is usually given as an intravenous infusion or IV. This contains Strontium 89 which emits beta particles of radiation. These […]

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Provenge (Sipuleuce-T) for prostate cancer

Provenge is a new treatment option for patients with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer which has become resistant to hormone therapy (also known as castrate resistant). Provenge is the first autologous cellular immunotherapy – this means stimulating the patient’s immune system to target and attack prostate cancer. It is designed to teach the immune system how […]

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Prostate Cancer Treatments – A Comparison

The Birmingham Prostate Clinic is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists in prostate cancer. We are one of the few private clinics offering all of the established prostate cancer treatments. We do not favour any single treatment but offer patients the opportunity to discuss all the appropriate options and choose the treatment best suited […]

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Nerve-sparing keyhole prostatectomy testimonial – Philip Freeman

When Philip Freeman was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he chose nerve-sparing keyhole surgery. A nerve sparing prostatectomy involves precision surgery aimed at preserving the nerves in order to reduce the risk of impotence and incontinence. Surgeon Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s leading specialists in nerve-sparing keyhole prostatectomy and is able to spare the nerves […]

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