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What is Cyberknife treatment like for prostate cancer? – James Derbyshire*

James Derbyshire* is one of the first patients to have the state-of-the-art Cyberknife treatment in Birmingham. The intensive and extremely accurate technology reduces the number of sessions from 37 to just five. Mr Derbyshire, who is 72, describes his experience. “My prostate cancer was diagnosed purely by chance and persistence. It started with some slightly […]

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Outlook for men with advanced prostate cancer improved

Ahmed El-Modir, consultant oncologist Birmingham Prostate Clinic   The outlook for men with advanced prostate cancer has been transformed in recent years. A decade ago, once prostate cancer had spread beyond the prostate capsule, options were very limited. The most common scenario was hormone therapy for 18 to 24 months, followed by chemotherapy for approximately […]

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How do I choose between different treatments for prostate cancer?

For men with organ-confined early stage disease, there is a wider range of different treatments for prostate cancer than any other type of cancer. Mr Alan Doherty, consultant urologist at the Birmingham Prostate Clinic, discusses the relative merits and disadvantages of the different types of treatment, answering the questions patients most commonly ask in clinic. […]

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What every man should know about prostate cancer

What is my risk of prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer, affecting one in every nine men. Your personal risk doubles if you have a first degree relative (father or brother) with the disease, particularly if they develop prostate cancer before the age of 60. Prostate cancer risk is also increased […]

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