Category: News

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 […]

Read more

Cancer patients in the Midlands to receive better access to innovative care: Birmingham Prostate Clinic joins GenesisCare

Cancer patients in the Midlands are set to benefit from a new collaboration between specialist prostate treatment group Birmingham Prostate Clinic (BPC), and the UK’s largest cancer care provider, GenesisCare. BPC will become part of GenesisCare, in a move to increase patient access to GenesisCare’s leading prostate cancer therapies, including advanced diagnostics and a ground-breaking, […]

Read more

Theranostics and Prostate Cancer

Theranostics and prostate cancer, by Alan Doherty, consultant urologist and Dan Ford, consultant clinical oncologist, the Birmingham Prostate Clinic. Theranostics You may have heard of a new term in the prostate cancer field: theranostics. The word ‘theranostics’ has been created by combining the terms ‘therapeutic’ and ‘diagnostics’ because the concept behind it is precisely that; […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Managing female stress incontinence: considerations since the suspension of vaginal mesh implants, by Mohammed Belal, consultant urologist.

Since the suspension of all procedures to implant vaginal mesh in July 2018, we are often contacted by patients and professionals for advice and help. For some patients, this involves surgery to remove mesh for female stress incontinence because it is causing pain, discomfort and/or urinary problems. I have carried out about 30 of these […]

Read more

Rugby coach Kevin Beales was just 45 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He talks about family history of the disease and the benefits of early treatment

“There is a strong history of prostate cancer in our family. My grandfather had it and my father has been treated for prostate cancer by Mr Doherty at the Birmingham Prostate Clinic. Considering our family history, my father encouraged myself and my brother to have a PSA test. My brother went along to his GP […]

Read more