Category: Patients’ viewpoint

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

Dog-sledging in northern Finland, within the Arctic circle 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 […]

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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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Prostatectomy surgery testimonial – Stewart Roswell

Stewart Roswell from Kenilworth explains why he chose a nerve-sparing prostatectomy after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004. “When you are diagnosed with cancer, it is a huge shock – your whole world collapses. I remember sitting in the car park at Warwick Hospital feeling devastated. “My doctor recommended Mr Doherty and I found […]

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Male sling testimonial – Andrew Richards*

Andrew Richards* describes his experience of prostate cancer, the incontinence he developed after treatment and subsequently having a male sling fitted Diagnosis For a number of years I had been having an annual PSA test always at my instigation rather than my GP’s. A lot of doctors actively discourage the use of this test because […]

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HIFU prostate cancer treatment testimonial – Andrew Pearce

Andrew Pearce* decided HIFU prostate treatment was the best option for him after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. The minimally-invasive operation was so successful that Andrew was able to go back to work the day after the procedure. “When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I discussed all the options with Mr Doherty. […]

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Post vasectomy testicular pain testimonial – Mr L

Mr L* is a 55-year-old from Birmingham who experienced post vasectomy testicular pain, also known as post vasectomy pain syndrome. The pain was severe so severe that Mr L was treated with a vasectomy reversal and a procedure called denervation of the testicular cord. Mr L describes his experience of the condition and treatment. “I […]

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Keyhole prostate surgery testimonial – Peter McIvor

Peter McIvor from Stourport-on-Severn underwent revolutionary keyhole prostate surgery under surgeon Alan Doherty at the Priory Hospital. Mr McIvor left hospital after two days and was back at work within less than a month following the operation, which enables patients to make a better and swifter recovery. Mr McIvor, a 61-year-old self-employed tool maker from Stourport-on-Severn, […]

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