Tag: Prostate Cancer

PSA thresholds for prostate cancer risk assessment

The Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme recommends the following thresholds for referring men for suspected prostate cancer. This means any man whose PSA result is higher than the recommended threshold is considered to have an ‘elevated PSA’. Having an elevated PSA does not mean you have prostate cancer, or that you are necessarily at a […]

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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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Provenge (Sipuleuce-T) for prostate cancer

Provenge is a new treatment option for patients with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer which has become resistant to hormone therapy (also known as castrate resistant). Provenge is the first autologous cellular immunotherapy – this means stimulating the patient’s immune system to target and attack prostate cancer. It is designed to teach the immune system how […]

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Prostate Cancer Treatments – A Comparison

The Birmingham Prostate Clinic is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists in prostate cancer. We are one of the few private clinics offering all of the established prostate cancer treatments. We do not favour any single treatment but offer patients the opportunity to discuss all the appropriate options and choose the treatment best suited […]

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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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What I should expect after a prostatectomy – Recovery

Patients often ask what should they expect after a prostatectomy – how long will recovery take and how long should they wait before undertaking certain activities. This guide has been written by Birmingham Prostate Clinic to help answer common questions and concerns. It is important to emphasise that every patient is different and your recovery […]

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Coping with stress and anxiety during prostate cancer treatment

Gavin Davies, aged 46, from Sutton Coldfield, describes his experience of prostate cancer and the stress and anxiety the disease brings. “My father had prostate cancer and funnily enough, Mr Doherty also operated on him, although not for his prostate cancer. He later developed kidney cancer, with the affected area being close to one of […]

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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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