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“We knew we were in safe hands.” Gordon and Lorraine Allbutt describe their experience of bladder cancer treatment at BPC.

“Last year was a really bad year for Gordon. It started with a nasty case of shingles, then there were generally difficulties which were difficult to pin-point: he felt unsteady on his feet, not very ‘with it’. Gordon was referred to our local hospital in Dudley for what the consultant described as a ‘full service’. […]

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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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Nigel Watson is doing a marathon a week during April to raise money for BPC during a personal ‘Beat Prostate Cancer’ year of endurance events. He has already raised over £1,000.

“I was competing in an IronMan triathlon in Wales in October 2018 when I was suddenly taken ill. It turned out to be a viral chest infection, but the paramedics suggested I visited my GP for some blood tests as a general check-up; that was how I ended up having a PSA test. My test was […]

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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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