Category: Patients’ viewpoint

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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My “classic and ideal” prostate cancer treatment

Richard Burdekin is a 70-year-old retired managing director from Shropshire, who worked in the grocery sector. Mr Burdekin had what has been described as the “classic and ideal treatment” for prostate cancer. He explains what happened and the choices he made. “I’ve had an annual medical every year since the age of 40. I am […]

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BPC urges other men to have their PSA checked

Christopher Hughes is a 68-year-old retired businessman from Rugby, Warwickshire. A chance PSA test would turn out to be life-saving. Identifying prostate cancer and as importantly, choosing the right treatment at the right time, would turn out to be life-saving and has allowed Mr Hughes and his wife to continue with their great love of […]

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New type of PET scan for prostate cancer

Peter Davis* was treated for prostate cancer, but subsequently found his PSA was rising. Mr Davis explains why he travelled to Germany for a special type of PET scan developed for men with prostate cancer. Your experience of prostate cancer My father died of prostate cancer in 2000 and my mother told me that her […]

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