Prostate Cancer Treatments UK Specialist
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men in the UK. Each year about 35,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 10,000 die from the disease. Prostate cancer is less common in men under the age of 50 years. After positive prostate biopsy for cancer various treatment options will be discussed with you in detail.
- Active monitoring, this requires a PSA monitoring along with regular assessment by your surgeon. You may also require repeat prostate biopsy.
- Radical prostatectomy involves operation to remove the prostate gland. The aim is to cure the cancer. This procedure can be carried out either open, laparoscopic or assisted with robotic technique.
- Radiotherapy. This involves a course of radiotherapy treatment on the prostate, with intent of curing the cancer. This could be either external beam or with radioactive implants (brachytherapy)
- Hormonal treatment with injections and oral medication is used in more advanced disease to control the cancer.
One Stop Prostate Assessment Clinic
Mr Syed has set up a one stop Prostate Assessment Clinic which includes consultation with Mr Syed and examination of your prostate.
Blood test, including PSA
Flow rate study
This one stop clinic will allow a complete assessment of your prostate symptoms. You can arrange this appointment either through a GP letter or making a direct call to the following numbers:
Melanie Bryant, Medical Secretary, Spire Little Aston Hospital
Telephone: 0121 580 7405
Fax: 0121 352 1971
Main switchboard at Spire Little Aston Hospital 0121 353 2444
Spire Little Aston Hospital
Little Aston Hall Drive
Outpatient Department for consultation appointments: 0121 580 7151
Being diagnosed with prostate cancer may trigger a plethora of emotions that leave you feeling scared, anxious, stressed and possibly angry. The fear of the unknown and the treatment that lies ahead may change the way you think and feel about life.
Families and loved ones can also be affected by your diagnosis and experience similar fears. These emotions and many others, both for you and your family, are a natural part of the process of coming to terms with the diagnosis.
Carla Devereux offers counselling to support patients and their families deal with the stress and anxiety cancer can bring. Through a combined therapeutic approach of counselling psychotherapy and hypnotherapy,
Counselling in Solihull or Stratford-upon-Avon in person Or by telephone, FaceTime or Skype.
Carla will help you find practical ways of dealing with feelings, emotions and patterns of behaviour that may be causing you stress and anxiety about your prostatitis. www.carladevereux.com
Comprehensive diagnostic service for a wide range of urological conditions