Tag: Prostate

What I have learnt from my experience of the UroLift procedure

By Maya Harris, consultant urologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic I first came across this new procedure in America four years ago, whilst attending a meeting of the American Urological Association. I was surprised by the simplicity and elegance of the idea that rather than removing the prostate tissue, it could be retracted to open the passage […]

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How reliable is the PCA3 test for prostate cancer?

How reliable is the PCA3 test for prostate cancer? What we have learnt from undertaking 688 tests By Alan Doherty Back in 2007, we were one of the first clinics in the UK to introduce a new type of test for prostate cancer. This test was based on the discovery that very high levels of […]

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GP Questions: Raised PSA and Prostate Cancer

The main question for GPs: raised PSA and prostate cancer By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic I am pleased to have another opportunity to meet GPs for an educational event on November 17. I attend these events as often as possible, because we need effective connections between the GP surgery and hospital. Meeting […]

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What is Cyberknife treatment like for prostate cancer? – James Derbyshire*

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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Outlook for men with advanced prostate cancer improved

Ahmed El-Modir, consultant oncologist Birmingham Prostate Clinic   The outlook for men with advanced prostate cancer has been transformed in recent years. A decade ago, once prostate cancer had spread beyond the prostate capsule, options were very limited. The most common scenario was hormone therapy for 18 to 24 months, followed by chemotherapy for approximately […]

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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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