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Extracted from the Daily Telegraph of 14th June, two front-page articles stand out. The main one is about "a breakthrough in prostate treatment" using lasers, accompanied by a minor paragraph on the perceived benefits of eating a bowl of porridge each day. Laser blast for prostate patients The Daily Telegraph 14 Jun 2016 By Laura Donnelly HEALTH EDITOR ALMOST 14,000 men a year could benefit from a breakthrough in prostate treatment that uses lasers to help with one of the most common conditions among older men, the health watchdog has said.
Privacy and Dignity at Leighton Hospital I was approached by Philippa Pordes who is the Privacy and Dignity Matron at Leighton Hospital. Philippa is responsible for those with Adult Learning Disabilities and she wanted to provide accommodation for adults separately from children with similar issues. The logical solution to me seemed for the adults to have their own clinic away from the children but Philippa told me that she needed funds to provide some equipment, TV, chairs, tables etc. I have therefore donated £1,000, which should cover just about everything required.
David Scanlon, Nicholas Dean and Roy Pennington are setting off for a circular bike ride around the canal towpaths of the North West. The boys' route takes in the well-known 97 mile 'Cheshire Ring' which, if you travel by boat, will require working through 92 locks on your way. Many canal boaters do the Cheshire Ring in six days, but these boys are built of stronger stuff than the average canal boater. Not for them sitting on a narrow boat for a week, they are going to cycle the whole Cheshire ring PLUS a lengthy excursion into Lancashire and Yorkshire on the Leeds and Liverpool canal.
Luke Nordquist, MD, discusses a study investigating a higher dose of radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and the ongoing potential of the agent in treating the disease. This article was picked up by Colin Hubball - thanks Colin ! You can read the whole text at http://firstname.lastname@example.org&e5v=&e5k=&sao=2
Have you discussed having a PSA test with your GP? Prostate Cancer UK want you to share your experience. GPs should discuss the pros and cons of a PSA test with men who ask about it. However, men give mixed reports about the PSA test conversation they have with their GP: Some men say it helped them to make an informed choice about whether a PSA test was right for them or not; others say that they were put off having a test or were denied a test after requesting one. Would you like to share your story to help build a picture of access to PSA testing across the country?
A talk on clinical trials "Today’s Trials, Tomorrow's Treatments" sponsored by Cancer Research UK and NHS, will be given at MCRC, The University of Manchester, Wimslow Road, Manchester, M20 4QL. To register or to find out more details, use the following link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prostate-cancer-roadshow-event-manchester-tickets-21819978142
Catherine Durr of Coloplast (http://www.coloplast.co.uk/) gave a very informative presentation at the Group's May AGM which was of interest to members sufferering different degress of urinary incontinence. Catherine demonstrated how the various products worked and relative advantages of each. Much interest was shown and Catherine agreed to organize a follow-up session for members to discuss how their individual needs could be met. Details of when and where the session is to be held will be published when available.
Seen on the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36170137
Daily Telegraph 3rd March 2016
PSA Testing at Stockport Masonic Guildhall (Closed Event)
23 Feb 2019 09:00–13:00
PSA Testing at Masonic Hall, Sandbach (Closed Event)
2 Mar 2019 09:30–12:30
Group Meeting at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
9 Mar 2019 10:00–12:00
Voluntary Services Exhibition for Trainee GPs
28 Mar 2019 13:30–14:45
PSA Testing Chester Masonic Hall Christleton (Closed Event)
30 Mar 2019 00:00–00:00