Tag: Prostate

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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Why I’m growing a moustache for Movember

“For the second year running, I will be joining the ranks of ‘Mo Bros’ and growing a moustache for Movember. “I did it for the first time last year and I remember arriving at a family christening and getting all these slightly aghast looks from my relatives. But when I explained why I was doing […]

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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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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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PCA3 assessment webcast: Peter Hale

Peter Hale is a 70-year-old from Birmingham. He was referred to the Birmingham Prostate Clinic for assessments after finding blood in his urine. Mr Hale had a series of tests, including the new genetics-based PCA3 assessment. His prostate was found to be benign and Mr Hale is now on active monitoring.

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Mr Alan Doherty’s Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Development

The learning curve in a production setting is a concept which was first introduced in the aeronautical industry during the 1920s. It was developed to analyse the time taken to move from the initial phase of production, where work is slower and less efficient, to a more effective phase, once production is well established. Clearly, […]

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