Category: Patients’ viewpoint

Male sling testimonial – Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis, aged 65 from Warwickshire, describes his experience of having the male sling fitted to treat stress incontinence. “My incontinence was due to having my prostate removed following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. When I considered the operation, I knew that incontinence was a possible complication, but I also found out that a large […]

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Prostate cancer testimonial – David Lehane

David Lehane is a 57-year-old dentist who had a nerve-sparing laparoscopic prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer in July 2009. Mr Lehane is an index patient, which means he is part of a follow-up study to assess the effectiveness of nerve-sparing surgery. He was also one of the first patients to leave hospital without a urethral […]

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Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy testimonial – Raymond Ledbrooke

Raymond Ledbrooke was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in August 2009. Mr Ledbooke describes his experience of prostate cancer, surgery and the support he received in order to regain his continence. Birmingham Prostate Clinic works closely with physiotherapists at the BMI Priory Hospital in order to provide post-operative support to […]

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Prostate cancer keyhole surgery testimonial – Brian Kingett

Brian Kingett had pioneering keyhole surgery at the Priory Hospital in Birmingham to remove his prostate after developing cancer. Mr Kingett explains why it is so important that men are aware of the warning signs for prostate cancer – and understand the different treatments available. The 68-year-old retired Head of Management Development for an International […]

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GreenLight laser therapy testimonial – Terry Jones

Terry Jones, aged 58, from Coventry, was one of the first patients to have GreenLight laser therapy at Birmingham Prostate Clinic. “It started when my GP found blood in my urine. The first thing that hits you is ‘it could be cancer’. I had a series of tests which showed I had a benign enlarged […]

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Advanced prostate cancer risk assessment – John

John, aged 61, came to Birmingham Prostate Clinic for a PSA test and prostate cancer symptoms risk assessment. He would traditionally have been given a biopsy, but improved diagnostic technology meant this was not necessary. “I have had a PSA test every three or four years since the age of 52. I believe it is […]

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A patient blogs his prostate cancer journey

Birmingham Prostate Clinic patient Edmund Hulme has produced an informative and frank blog charting the journey of a man with prostate cancer. He even blogged using his smart phone while in intensive care, just 24 hours after having his prostatectomy. They were asked how they felt about the results of their treatment. Mr Hulme’s surgeon, […]

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Why I am a prostate cancer patient buddy – Robert Harris

Birmingham Prostate Clinic’s advanced nurse practitioner Nula Allen introduces one of our patient buddies and describes the different types of support available to our patients: “We take a lot of pride in the support we provide to our patients and as our service has been running since 2005, patient support has grown and evolved as […]

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