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August 10, 2020

DESPITE significant advances in prostate imaging in recent years, notably the emergence of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and molecular imaging, biopsy remains central to prostate cancer diagnosis. Over 2 million prostate biopsies are performed annually worldwide, and these are performed via the transrectal or transperineal route. 

Traditional transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsies (TRUSB) involve an ultrasound probe attached to a biopsy needle being inserted into the rectum. The needle then passes through the rectum to target the prostate, rendering the procedure uns...

August 5, 2020

What every couple should know about prostate cancer…

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, and arguably the most intimate too, which can cause many men to feel embarrassed when it comes to discussing their symptoms or treatment options with a specialist. Indeed, it can be all too easy to dismiss potential symptoms of prostate cancer as “just part of getting older”. Yet with diagnoses on the rise - and treatment options available that can suit even the most active of lifestyles - it’s more important than ever that men feel confident in discussing any health concerns they mi...

August 5, 2020

A new report entitled ‘Implications of celebrity endorsement of prostate cancer awareness in a tertiary referral unit – the ‘Fry‐Turnbull’ effect,’ published in the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI,) highlights the effects of celebrity endorsement of cancer screening and the importance this has in raising public awareness.

Following Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull’s prostate cancer diagnoses, both celebrities spoke out about their prostate cancer journeys in early 2018, urging men around the world to get checked and educate themselves on the symptoms and treatment options available.

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