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What is it like to have a video consultation?

By Maya Harris, consultant urologist, the Birmingham Prostate Clinic As a nation, we are all bracing ourselves during the current lockdown due to COVID-19 emergency.  In this difficult time, every trip to outside is a risky business, especially for those aged 70 and above people who have underlying conditions. However, life does not stop, and […]

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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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The first BPC patients receive innovative SpaceOAR® implants

Birmingham Prostate Clinic patients have received SpaceOAR® Hydrogel implants, the first innovation in a new partnership created to deliver advanced treatment and care. SpaceOAR® Hydrogel is a water-based soft gel implant which has been clinically proven to reduce the side-effects of radiotherapy. It works by creating space between the prostate gland and the surrounding area […]

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