Prostate Cancer Detection
A full consultation regarding the symptoms and signs of prostate cancer is undertaken. This includes examination, PSA testing, IPSS (Prostate symptom score), a flow test (if needed) and a discussion of the pros and cons of testing, what happens if your tests are positive and potential outcomes. A rectal ultrasound scan and prostate biopsies are carried out if needed. More davanced tests such as PSA ratio, PCA3 and genetic testing are also available. We offer Multiparametric MRI scanning, Transrectal prostate biopsy and state of the art Template guided Transperineal prostate biopsy.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
A discussion will take place on all available treatment options depending on the extent of the disease. This may include Active Surviellance (No treatment with monitoring), Radical Prostatectomy (Surgery), Radiotherapy (External beam and brachytherapy) with or with out anti-hormone treatment, Anti-hormone treatment (LHRH analogues) alone, or newer therapies such as HIFU and Cryotherpay. Access is provided to regional or national experts who may be able to treat your condition.
Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Treating prostate cancer recurrence depends on the facts surrounding your intial diagnosis (for example your intial PSA, Gleason score and stage), your PSA since treatment and, your current stage and which treatment you intially underwent. A discussion regarding this will be undertaken and the pro and cons of options discussed, for example Continued Monitoring, Anti-hormone Treatment, Radiotherapy (external beam), HIFU and Cryotherapy.
If you have a raised PSA and are not sure whether you want a biopsy, there are now tests available which can hep you decide. We now offer Prostate SelectMDx Test. This test requires a consultation and examination followed by a uirne specimen. The test is usually undertaken by a laboratory in the Netherlands. The result can help you decide whether a biopsy of your prostate is needed.
The world of medicine is in a state of constant flux. This is where we will provide you with a selection of interesting news about the medical world and our practice.
Prostate SelectMDx is now available at our clinics. Please call in advance if you wish to be considered for this test.
New therapies (Fortacin) for Premature Ejaculation now available at Urology Clinics (April 2019)
Shock wave therapy can assist in Peyronies disease & Prostatitis (April 2019).
Peyronies disease can now be treated with collagenase injections (XIAPEX) (Jan 2018).
Multi-parametric MR scanning of the prostate can help in diagnosing prostate cancer. Available at Spire Manchester and The Chrsitie Clinic.