Tag: Prostate Cancer

Choosing between different treatments for prostate cancer?

For men with organ-confined early stage disease, there is a wider range of different treatments for prostate cancer than any other type of cancer. Mr Alan Doherty, consultant urologist at the Birmingham Prostate Clinic, discusses the relative merits and disadvantages of the different types of treatment, answering the questions patients most commonly ask in clinic. […]

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HIFU prostate cancer treatment testimonial – Andrew Pearce

Andrew Pearce* decided HIFU prostate treatment was the best option for him after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. The minimally-invasive operation was so successful that Andrew was able to go back to work the day after the procedure. “When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I discussed all the options with Mr Doherty. […]

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Keyhole prostate surgery testimonial – Peter McIvor

Peter McIvor from Stourport-on-Severn underwent revolutionary keyhole prostate surgery under surgeon Alan Doherty at the Priory Hospital. Mr McIvor left hospital after two days and was back at work within less than a month following the operation, which enables patients to make a better and swifter recovery. Mr McIvor, a 61-year-old self-employed tool maker from Stourport-on-Severn, […]

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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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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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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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