Colchester hospital new equipment helps cancer diagnosis

PATIENTS with suspected prostate cancer will be diagnosed more quickly thanks to a £25,000 investment in new equipment at Colchester General Hospital.

The template biopsy equipment is used in selected patients to take small pieces of prostate tissue to be looked at under a microscope to find out if a patient has cancer.

It was paid for by £10,000 donations from both the Colchester Hospitals Charity and the Essex Cancer Network, which is a partnership between service providers, such as Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and clinical commissioning groups.

The remaining £5,000 came from Colchester Hospital Trust, which runs Colchester General Hospital.

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1:46pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Bobshuruncle says...

Why do we get the option to comment on articles like this but have no option to comment on stories like the new islamic centre in Clacton?? if you are going to offer the option to comment on stories then let people comment on all stories not just the items deemed non controversial by the P.C. Brigade
Why do we get the option to comment on articles like this but have no option to comment on stories like the new islamic centre in Clacton?? if you are going to offer the option to comment on stories then let people comment on all stories not just the items deemed non controversial by the P.C. Brigade Bobshuruncle
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6:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

John Vencato says...

This is welcome news and many thanks to the charity and the agency fund that contributed to this piece of important equipment
Thank you.
On an different note, this must not be a substitute for the lack of increasing operational surgeons, consultants and staff in the section and department.
It happened to me 8 years ago at 45, I relapsed and ended up in a lot of problems in 2011, so did a good friend of mine of over 35 years in connected to my family I waited 5 months for surgery and my friend waited over 7 months for surgery.
It is a very dangerous and distressing time and is not a joke for any man at any age.
The age group for any type of Prostate failure is falling yearly currently at around 45 years.
I have seen a lot of chaps in denial over prostate issues, you can see then struggling while voiding and they are in denial in how many times they get up at night to go to the toilet Nocturia.
The risk of back flushing into the kidneys and other organs, is quite deadly and dangerous.
There must also be a choice, more freely available for HOLEP Laser surgery.
On the last count we only have 1.5 Laser Surgeons in the Trust albeit though, that we are very lucky in having one of the best chaps in the country.
There are a number of side effect issues with Prostate contraindications that have become quite prolific in the Men's Health Prostate World.
PSA Levels/Post Operative Side Effects and regrowth issues are the main bain of contention.
It is or was the second biggest killer in men's health issues and I can assure it is no laughing matter.
If you relapse and they cannot get a catheter in you, which is what happened to me, there are very few options open to you, one of the options is a very odd and barbaric procedure called lumber punching you, it is not a pleasant sight.
It is far better to get treatment on a watchful waiting policy with medication as quickly as possible.
This normally last about 3 to 4 years, after this it is better to time to get your operation done as quickly as possible, within the 18 week deadline period. Normally you will notice the PSA Level rising and the effectiveness of the medication not working, by this time you will be on a last resort type of Medication called Provascar, or something similar.
This is welcome news and many thanks to the charity and the agency fund that contributed to this piece of important equipment Thank you. On an different note, this must not be a substitute for the lack of increasing operational surgeons, consultants and staff in the section and department. It happened to me 8 years ago at 45, I relapsed and ended up in a lot of problems in 2011, so did a good friend of mine of over 35 years in connected to my family I waited 5 months for surgery and my friend waited over 7 months for surgery. It is a very dangerous and distressing time and is not a joke for any man at any age. The age group for any type of Prostate failure is falling yearly currently at around 45 years. I have seen a lot of chaps in denial over prostate issues, you can see then struggling while voiding and they are in denial in how many times they get up at night to go to the toilet Nocturia. The risk of back flushing into the kidneys and other organs, is quite deadly and dangerous. There must also be a choice, more freely available for HOLEP Laser surgery. On the last count we only have 1.5 Laser Surgeons in the Trust albeit though, that we are very lucky in having one of the best chaps in the country. There are a number of side effect issues with Prostate contraindications that have become quite prolific in the Men's Health Prostate World. PSA Levels/Post Operative Side Effects and regrowth issues are the main bain of contention. It is or was the second biggest killer in men's health issues and I can assure it is no laughing matter. If you relapse and they cannot get a catheter in you, which is what happened to me, there are very few options open to you, one of the options is a very odd and barbaric procedure called lumber punching you, it is not a pleasant sight. It is far better to get treatment on a watchful waiting policy with medication as quickly as possible. This normally last about 3 to 4 years, after this it is better to time to get your operation done as quickly as possible, within the 18 week deadline period. Normally you will notice the PSA Level rising and the effectiveness of the medication not working, by this time you will be on a last resort type of Medication called Provascar, or something similar. John Vencato
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