Tag: PSA

Four questions, four priorities – BPC patient describes his methodology for choosing prostate cancer treatment

“At Birmingham Prostate Clinic, we have invited patients to share their experiences ever since the service was established in 2006. We know that prostate cancer and the choices patients face are very challenging and that it is beneficial for experiences to be shared and reflected on. I believe this account from Mr Harris is particularly […]

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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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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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How do I choose 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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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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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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