Tag: Prostate Cancer

GreenLight laser treatment testimonial – Glyn Wootton

Glyn Wootton had GreenLight laser treatment in September 2006. The operation successfully treated a painful infection which Mr Wootton had endured for two years. “I developed an infection while being treated for a lymphoma. I was then left for a full two year period on antibiotics Ciprofloxacin, which kept the infection, Pseudomonas, at bay but […]

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GreenLight laser treatment testimonial – John Williams

John Williams had GreenLight laser treatment in July 2006. Mr Williams is a 61-year-old carpenter from Bournville, Birmingham. “I had to have a catheter in for four months following radiotherapy. As a result of the radiotherapy, my urethra closed completely and I became very ill. Living for so long with a catheter was very distressing. […]

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Xgeva for men with metastatic prostate cancer

Is Xgeva available in the UK? Yes – it is licensed for use in the UK. Xgeva is licensed to prevent skeletal-related consequences (rather than as an anti-cancer agent or pain relief). What evidence is there and how does it work? Xgeva (Denosumab) is an antibody that targets a protein involved in cancer-related bone destruction called human […]

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Cyberknife Treatment of Prostate Cancer

James Derbyshire* is one of the first patients to have the state-of-the-art Cyberknife treatment in Birmingham. The intensive and extremely accurate technology reduces the number of sessions from 37 to just five. Mr Derbyshire, who is 72, describes his experience. “My prostate cancer was diagnosed purely by chance and persistence. It started with some slightly […]

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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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How to choose between different types of prostate cancer surgery?

I frequently see patients who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, have decided on surgery, but are struggling with the choice of different types of surgery. Increasingly, there can be a choice, especially if patients seek opinions from two or three different urologists (which we certainly support). A common scenario might be: the patient sees […]

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The Questions For Your Consultant Urologist

Treatment for prostate cancer is one of the most rapidly developing areas in medicine, providing men with a wide and sometimes confusing range of treatment options. While our scientific understanding of the disease is marching forward, the culture of the doctor/patient relationship in the UK is changing more slowly. Some patients remain reluctant to ask […]

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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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Birmingham Prostate Clinic response to the new NICE guidelines on prostate cancer treatment

Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) states men with “intermediate” and “low risk” prostate cancer should consider having regular check-ups (active monitoring) rather than surgery or radiotherapy. We welcome this focus upon the complex question of when and how to treat prostate cancer, particularly the new protocols published on […]

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