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How to monitor and treat Prostate Cancer

Posted Jan 07 2010 6:50am

Most men if they live long enough will have a problem with their prostate. This is a highly active gland and therefore susceptible to cancer. It is therefore important to know how and when to be tested for prostate cancer. One of the UK’s leading experts is consultant urologist Mr Rick Popert and he has specifically prepared an article for in Capital Health to answer, in plain English, the questions that all men ask.

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, the treatment technology has evolved rapidly even in the past six months and so you will need to find out what method will be most appropriate for you.

When you need prostate treatment it is important to find somewhere which has access to:

  • Active Monitoring
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Open
  • Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Robotic Assisted
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • External Beam Radiation with Hormones
  • High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Cryotherapy
  • The latest radiotherapy techniques
  • Appropriate surgical or medical treatment expertise,
  • Pain management
  • Psychological support
  • Advice on sexual function.

It is always best to seek a specialist centre, one where you can find all the expertise in one place.  The Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Trust and the London Bridge Hospital London lead by Rick Popert has a comprehensive treatment program. This program is fully described in Mr Popert’s article – The Modern Management of Localised Prostate Cancer

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