Tag: Prostate Cancer

What every man should know about prostate cancer

What is my risk of prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer, affecting one in every nine men. Your personal risk doubles if you have a first degree relative (father or brother) with the disease, particularly if they develop prostate cancer before the age of 60. Prostate cancer risk is also increased […]

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Why pelvic floor exercises benefit men as well as women

The benefits of pelvic floor exercises for women, particularly after childbirth, are well established. However these simple exercises are also very valuable for men following prostatectomy (the removal of the prostate due to a diagnosis of cancer). During the first few weeks after a prostatectomy, almost all patients experience some urinary incontinence. This is because […]

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‘My Outcomes’ book for BPC patients heralds a new level of surgeon accountability

BPC has launched ‘My Outcomes’ – a groundbreaking new approach which enables patients to hold key information about their treatment. Every BPC patient undergoing prostate cancer surgery will be given a ‘My Outcomes’ book, which focuses on two key measures – erectile function and continence after surgery. One of the distinctive things about ‘My Outcomes’ […]

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Major European study shows GreenLight laser is as effective as TURP but with fewer complications

A major European study has shown GreenLight laser causes fewer complications but is equally effective as TURP in treating BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). The study is the first to directly measure and compare the effectiveness, safety and recovery times for the two surgical approaches to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) has […]

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BPC’s live prostate cancer results centre is shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Award

A unique initiative by the Birmingham Prostate Clinic which enables patients to report and track their own results has been short-listed for a prestigious Health Services Journal (HSJ) award. BPC’s Live Prostate Cancer Surgery Results Centre has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Enhancing care with data and information management’. The highly regarded awards had […]

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GreenLight laser webcast: Michael Priest

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). Patient 58-year-old Michael Priest describes his experience of this minimally invasive procedure and subsequent recovery. Mr Priest had his operation in February 2011.

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The benefits of nerve-sparing prostatectomy

When facing the diagnosis of prostate cancer, for most patients, the overwhelming focus is on eradicating the disease. However once the cancer has been successfully treated, the side-effects of treatment can have a major impact on quality of life. I have seen many patients following a prostatectomy who are very distressed by their inability to […]

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Suprapubic catheter webcast: David Lehane

David Lehane is a 57-year-old dentist from Staffordshire. He was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Mr Lehane explains why surgeon experience was an important factor in his choice of treatment and how a new innovation enabled him to leave hospital without a urethral catheter.

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