Tag: Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Standard tests suggested Tim Jackson need not worry about prostate cancer. But the BPC diagnostic pathway indicated treatment for what turned out to be extensive prostate cancer.

Tim, aged 64, is now fully recovered and competes in Tough Guy events “When I was 50, I ended up in hospital with a urine infection. I’d been working long hours away from home and knew something was wrong, but put off seeing a doctor until the end of the week. It all happened very […]

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Not too young for prostate cancer. Richard Rollings describes his experience of developing prostate cancer in his forties.

When Richard Rollings had an elevated PSA result in his forties, he was initially told he was too young to get prostate cancer. Yet further tests revealed he did have the disease and five years later, Richard speaks about the need for prompt action and early diagnosis. “I noticed something wasn’t right: I’d get the […]

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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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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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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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Strontium 89 for bones

The Birmingham Prostate Clinic offers Strontium 89, a treatment to help control pain experienced by patients when prostate cancer spreads to their bones. What is it? Strontium 89 is a form of internal radiotherapy and is usually given as an intravenous infusion or IV. This contains Strontium 89 which emits beta particles of radiation. These […]

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Stages of prostate cancer risk

The way we assess prostate cancer risk has been transformed by advanced new tests. This means we can build a more accurate picture of your individual prostate cancer risk, but avoid invasive tests such as a biopsy unless absolutely necessary. At BPC, we use clearly graded stages of assessments, so it is clear what tests […]

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