Our Prostate Films

View our films covering prostate cancer assessment and treatment, featuring our interviews with our patients and surgeons. There is also a film about GreenLight laser treatment for the enlarged prostate (BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia).

 

GreenLight laser surgery for an enlarged prostate

 

Consultant Urologist Alan Doherty of The Birmingham Prostate Clinic explains how GreenLight laser works as a treatment for men with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

 

The PCA3 genetics test for prostate cancer

 

Peter Hale is a 70-year-old from Birmingham. He was referred to the Birmingham Prostate Clinic for assessments after finding blood in his urine. Mr Hale had a series of tests, including the new genetics-based PCA3 assessment. His prostate was found to be benign and Mr Hale is now on active monitoring.

 

Nerve-sparing prostatectomy

 

Dr Richard Commander is a 55-year-old GP from Shropshire. He was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and had a nerve-sparing prostatectomy, which is a type of procedure designed to reduce the side effects of surgery. A traditional prostatectomy, or removal of the prostate, often causes long term erectile dysfunction and incontinence problems. A nerve-sparing prostatectomy significantly reduces these complications, safely removing the cancerous prostate but limited damage to nearby nerves.

 

Pioneering prostate cancer treatment – leaving hospital without a catheter

 

David Lehane is a 57-year-old dentist from Staffordshire. He was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Mr Lehane explains why it was important to him to choose a surgeon with extensive experience of prostate cancer surgery and how a new innovation enabled him to leave hospital without a urethral catheter.

 

Treatment options – Low-dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy

 

The chapter dealing with low-dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy from Prostate UK’s Treatment options in local and locally advanced prostate cancer DVD. Email info@prostateuk.org to order a free copy.