Category: Patients’ viewpoint

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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Four questions, four priorities – BPC patient describes his methodology for choosing prostate cancer treatment

“At Birmingham Prostate Clinic, we have invited patients to share their experiences ever since the service was established in 2006. We know that prostate cancer and the choices patients face are very challenging and that it is beneficial for experiences to be shared and reflected on. I believe this account from Mr Harris is particularly […]

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Nerve-sparing keyhole prostatectomy testimonial – Philip Freeman

When Philip Freeman was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he chose nerve-sparing keyhole surgery. A nerve sparing prostatectomy involves precision surgery aimed at preserving the nerves in order to reduce the risk of impotence and incontinence. Surgeon Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s leading specialists in nerve-sparing keyhole prostatectomy and is able to spare the nerves […]

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Suprapubic catheter testimonial – New Prostate Treatment

David Kingsley-Evans is one of the first patients in the UK to benefit from a new technique in prostate surgery. Mr Kingsley-Evans had his prostatectomy on May 9, 2009 and his catheter was removed two days after surgery. He went home on day three after surgery, catheter free. Patients normally wear a catheter for seven […]

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Nerve-sparing prostatectomy testimonial – Dr R.Commander

When Dr Richard Commander was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he chose nerve-sparing prostatectomy. A nerve sparing prostatectomy involves precision surgery aimed at removing all the cancer cells and at the same time, preserving the adjacent nerves. This reduces the risk of impotence and incontinence. Surgeon Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s most experienced specialists […]

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Nerve-sparing prostatectomy testimonial – Andrew Burley

When Andrew Burley was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he chose nerve-sparing prostatectomy. A nerve sparing prostatectomy involves precision surgery aimed at removing all the cancer cells and at the same time, preserving the adjacent nerves. This reduces the risk of impotence and incontinence. Surgeon Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s leading specialists in nerve-sparing keyhole […]

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Revolutionary Keyhole Prostatectomy Surgery – Keith Boad

Keith Boad, aged 60, had a revolutionary keyhole prostatectomy after developing prostate cancer last year. Mr Boad, an industrial engineering manager for a major UK manufacturing company, was able to return to work just six weeks after having the surgery. The procedure enables patients to make a far quicker recovery than traditional open surgery. “I […]

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