Prostate patient leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Dynamic prostate brachytherapy

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having brachytherapy to treat your prostate cancer. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Enema - Giving an enema before dynamic prostate brachytherapy

Description:
This leaflet provides information about why an enama is needed before brachytherapy and how to use a phosphate enema to prepare for your surgery.

External beam radiotherapy with a brachytherapy boost (a combination treatment)

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having combination treatment – radiotherapy with a brachytherapy boost – to treat prostate cancer. It provides information on why this treatment may be suitable for you, its risks and benefits, and what to expect during the treatment.

Hot Flushes - Managing hot flushes

Description:
This leaflet provides information for men on hormone deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.

Prostate - Transperineal prostate biopsy

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about having a transperineal prostate biopsy, including the benefits, risks and details of the procedure.

Prostate cancer - Active surveillance

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer any questions you may have about active surveillance (monitoring) of your prostate cancer. It gives you information on why this may be suitable for you, its risks and benefits and what to do if you change your mind and decide you want treatment for your cancer.

Prostate cancer clinic

Description:
This leaflet explains more about your appointment in the prostate cancer clinic, including who you will see and what to expect.

Prostatectomy - Going home after your radical prostatectomy

Description:
This information is for men going home from hospital after an operation to remove their prostate gland (radical prostatectomy). It provides information about your recovery for the first few weeks after your operation.

Radical prostatectomy prep clinic

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to answer any questions you may have about the prostatectomy preparation clinic

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

Description:
This leaflet gives you information about having robotic-assisted surgery to treat your prostate cancer, referred to as a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and prostate biopsy

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and prostate biopsy, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.
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