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Severe incontinence has a devastating impact upon quality of life. One treatment, the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is producing excellent results.

BPC patient David Abel, aged 62, describes how having an AUS fitted has changed his life. “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. We knew the cancer had spread into some lymph nodes and I was warned that if prostate cancer is understood as “tigers” and “pussycats,” I had got the tiger. My PSA […]

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Not too young for prostate cancer. Richard Rollings describes his experience of developing prostate cancer in his forties.

When Richard Rollings had an elevated PSA result in his forties, he was initially told he was too young to get prostate cancer. Yet further tests revealed he did have the disease and five years later, Richard speaks about the need for prompt action and early diagnosis. “I noticed something wasn’t right: I’d get the […]

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Keith Padbury’s experience of the PCA3 test, a new genetics based assessment of prostate cancer risk

Keith Padbury was one of the first patients to have a PCA3 test, a new genetics based assessment of prostate cancer risk five years ago. He has benefitted from advanced assessments which mean unnecessary biopsies are avoided. Keith describes his own experience and how an elevated PSA result does not inevitably lead to a biopsy […]

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BPC’s Paul Anderson is travelling to Zambia to train local surgeons in urethral stricture treatment

Birmingham Prostate Clinic surgeon is preparing for a trip to Zambia to train local surgeons in the treatment of urethral strictures. Mr Anderson will be travelling to Lusaka in Zambia in April, on behalf of Urolink, an organisation established by the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) to provide support and training to the developing […]

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BPC surgeon Paul Anderson invited to America to present UK experience of treating injured servicemen

BPC consultant urologist is travelling to the United States to present the UK experience of treating injured servicemen. Paul Anderson is a nationally renowned expert in penile and urethral surgery, with a key role at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) in Birmingham. Soldiers with a range of devastating combat injuries are flown into […]

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What I have learnt from my experience of the UroLift procedure

By Maya Harris, consultant urologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic I first came across this new procedure in America four years ago, whilst attending a meeting of the American Urological Association. I was surprised by the simplicity and elegance of the idea that rather than removing the prostate tissue, it could be retracted to open the passage […]

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