Category: Patients’ viewpoint

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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Prostate cancer treatment and the kindness of strangers

Robert Sayer discovered he had prostate cancer in the middle of a relocation from the Midlands to Cornwall. He describes how a friend suggested he went to BPC and how Robert and his wife Yvonne received vital support from another couple they had not met before, but who had a shared experience of prostate cancer and wanted to help. […]

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Overactive bladder and Urge Incontinence – My Story

Overactive bladder and urge incontinence do not just affect older people. Caroline Mills was only 25 when this distressing condition started. It would take many years – and a huge amount of determination – before Caroline had effective treatment with specialist bladder surgery. “I was 25 when it all started. An urge to go to […]

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GreenLight laser treatment testimonial – Glyn Wootton

Glyn Wootton had GreenLight laser treatment in September 2006. The operation successfully treated a painful infection which Mr Wootton had endured for two years. “I developed an infection while being treated for a lymphoma. I was then left for a full two year period on antibiotics Ciprofloxacin, which kept the infection, Pseudomonas, at bay but […]

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GreenLight laser treatment testimonial – John Williams

John Williams had GreenLight laser treatment in July 2006. Mr Williams is a 61-year-old carpenter from Bournville, Birmingham. “I had to have a catheter in for four months following radiotherapy. As a result of the radiotherapy, my urethra closed completely and I became very ill. Living for so long with a catheter was very distressing. […]

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Cyberknife Treatment of Prostate Cancer

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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