At the Kingsbridge Prostate Clinic in Belfast, we offer a fast and streamlined service from GP referral right through to Oncology treatment.
Our dedicated medical professionals will be with you every step of the way, making sure you are on the right path to getting the help you need.
Further information on the patient pathways and treatments offered is available at specialist Kingsbridge Prostate Clinic website.
It is advised that you should reach out and get checked if you have noticed any of the following symptoms:
However, most men with early prostate cancer don't have any symptoms so it is important to know if you are at risk:
‘Any man over 50 should consider having an annual PSA test, regardless of symptoms or other risk factors, this is based on the largest European screening study performed that demonstrates a 20% reduction in mortality.’ - Professor Suneil Jain, Consultant Oncologist
Once referred, our Urology specialists will be able to consult on any problems you may have relating to the kidneys, bladder, male genitalia or prostate gland.
Blood tests or Imaging (MRI, CT, Ultrasound or X-Ray) scans may also be necessary. If there is an ongoing concern about potential prostate cancer, a biopsy may be required. This involves sampling prostatic tissue.
If the biopsy results confirm Prostate Cancer, a referral onto our specialist prostate cancer treatment service will be organised.
Choices of treatment available and appropriate to the individual patient will be discussed.
After a period of reflection on the options available, our patient advisor will then follow up with you. If you decide to proceed with treatment at Kingsbridge, at this stage a further review will be organised within a week.
Following this pathway will give you peace of mind and rapid access to our Oncology service if required.
Our urologists can also explore bothersome urinary symptoms in both men and women. These can include storage symptoms (running more often or leakage or urine) and voiding symptoms (including poor flow and poor bladder emptying)
In some cases, our consultants will recommend non-invasive treatment such as prescriptions or adjustments to the patient’s lifestyle. However, some patients will require further investigation or surgery depending on the diagnosis.
Kingsbridge Prostate Clinic can facilitate other urological investigations & procedures including:
Kingsbridge Prostate Clinic is delighted to be able to offer Low Dose Radiation (LDR) Brachytherapy, a revolutionary prostate cancer treatment.
Brachytherapy ‘from the inside out’
LDR Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. It places radioactive sources inside the patient to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Also known as ‘seed therapy’, it involves the precise and permanent implantation of radioactive ‘seeds’ into the prostate using specially designed needles. These needles will then be removed and the seeds left behind.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure is carried out in two steps:
Who is suitable for Brachytherapy?
Depending on the size of your prostate gland, your health and your urinary symptoms the urologist may refer you to our oncologists to determine if brachytherapy is a good treatment option. If you are not suitable for this treatment, you will be advised on other options available and referred in the right direction.
Optional pre-treatment prior to Radiotherapy & Brachytherapy
SpaceOAR Hydrogel has been designed to help reduce the radiation dose delivered to the rectum during prostate cancer radiation treatments by providing space between the rectum and the prostate.
SpaceOAR Hydrogel has been clinically shown to protect the quality of life of the patient by minimizing urinary, sexual and bowel side effects
Is it safe?
SpaceOAR Hydrogel intends to temporarily position the anterior rectal wall away from the prostate during radiotherapy for prostate cancer, reducing the radiation dose delivered to the anterior rectum.
The SpaceOAR Hydrogel is composed of biodegradable material and maintains space for the entire course of prostate radiotherapy treatment and is completely absorbed by the patient’s body over time.
What are the risks?
As with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved with the use of SpaceOAR Hydrogel. These will be discussed at your consultation before you make any decisions.
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