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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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Joanne travelled from the north-west to BPC for TOT mesh removal surgery. Joanne, aged 52, describes her experience.

“I had been struggling with stress incontinence for many years, since giving birth to my two sons. I tried pelvic floor exercises, medication and injections, but none of which were successful, and the stress incontinence just seemed to be deteriorating. Having a mesh sling implant was suggested and described to me as an easy option; […]

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New technologies for overactive bladder treatment. By Mohammed Belal, Consultant Urologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic

The overactive bladder is a very common problem, affecting an estimated one in eight adults in the UK, particularly during later age. If we think of the bladder as effectively a bag of muscle, an overactive bladder occurs when those muscles contract suddenly without control, even when the bladder is not full. Urge incontinence is […]

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Evaluation of metastases-directed therapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer, by Ahmed El-Modir, consultant oncologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic

In recent years, there have been some very positive developments in the prostate cancer field for men with advanced disease. One of these is a new approach for patients with oligometastatic disease (sometimes also known as early metastatic disease). To start with a definition: oligometastatic disease is the term used when there is some distant […]

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“What I’ve learnt from my experience is the benefit of getting to a specialist.” Martin Fell describes GreenLight laser surgery for an enlarged prostate.

“I know exactly when it started because we were at a wedding: on April 14, 2018. As is always the case during a wedding, I was eating and drinking more than usual and ended up going back and forth to the toilet frequently. By the end of the evening, I reached the stage where I […]

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Dr Sabarathnam Ananthram is a GP from Redditch who chose Rezum as his own treatment for an enlarged prostate. He explains why and how he has found the treatment.

“I’ve had benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) for and putting off having something done, carrying it around like a baby, always knowing where every toilet was located. The crux came one day when I was driving up to Manchester, which is about a two- hour journey from my home. I knew I was cutting it fine, […]

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