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March 27, 2019

Prostate cancer remains the most common male cancer in Scotland, accounting for more than 20% of all cancers diagnosed in men. It is the largest cause of male cancer deaths. Although the number of cases per year of prostate cancer has largely stayed the same in the past decade, survival rates are improving, particularly where diagnosis is early. The development of new technologies and treatments has undoubtedly contributed to improvements in outcomes. Alongside this, the ability to redesign pathways in line with technological advances, patients’ needs and consumer expectations has become anoth...

March 22, 2019

In 1976 Chris successfully underwent an orchidectomy followed by external beam radiation therapy (ERBT) to remove his testicular cancer. Fast forward to 2016 and Chris began experiencing urinary incontinence, with an increased urge to go at night time. Having experienced similar symptoms during his first cancer diagnosis, he visited his GP to get checked. Following standard tests, his GP referred him to the Urology department at Guy’s Hospital, London. It was here that Chris had an MRI, blood tests and further PSA tests taken. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer, albeit non-aggressive.

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