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Prostate cancer is the common cancer in men. At St George’s Hospital we offer men suspected to have prostate cancer a dedicated and timely consultation with a consultant specialised in prostate cancer to discuss the necessary investigation to their problem including a prostate MRI which is often offered before prostate biopsy to determine the need for biopsy and guide it to target the most suspicious areas.
We also offer men diagnosed with prostate cancer consultations with several specialists in prostate cancer to discuss options appropriate for their needs and preferences which include active surveillance, robotic radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate), radiotherapy, brachytherapy, hormone treatment and chemotherapy.
Prostatectomy is performed using the da Vinci® robotic system which forms the next step from keyhole surgery (laparoscopic surgery). The system allows the surgeon to use miniaturised instruments through small incisions to remove the prostate gland – the technique allows for quicker recovery and reduced pain following the operation. It also improves the functional outcomes (preservation of continence and in suitable candidates the erection function).
Chris Backhouse, Cancer Nurse Specialist
- 020 8725 0393
Janice Minter, Lead Uro-Oncology Nurse
- 020 8725 1752
Sarah Pascoe, Cancer Nurse Specialist
- 020 8725 4124
Contact: Louise Fitzgerald
- 020 8725 3364