When you’re worried about your health, you need to find answers – fast. Changes in your prostate do not mean you have cancer, but an appointment at our One Stop Urology clinic can identify if there is a problem.

 

You can book a private appointment with one of our consultant urology surgeons. All of the necessary tests will be carried out on the same day all under one roof. Our consultants are supported by a whole team of healthcare professionals, including radiologists and nurse specialists.

Being Prostate Aware

 

As men age, the prostate grows larger, and this can cause symptoms, which can have an impact on your quality of life. Such enlargement is commonly benign (non-cancerous) but if you notice any changes then call us to book an appointment.

The first signs of prostate problems can include:

  • A weak or slow urinary stream
  • A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Getting up frequently at night to urinate
  • A urinary stream that starts and stops
  • Straining to urinate

Appointments that fit around you

We offer flexible consultations, in a relaxed, calm and comfortable environment.

Our multidisciplinary team provide a comprehensive service and cover all aspects of urological conditions.

Led by our expert urology consultants, the one stop clinic offers rapid access to ensure you get a comprehensive assessment for a quick and accurate diagnosis.

Our screening process includes:

  • A consultation with a leading Urologist
  • Discussion of your PSA blood test results if already done by your GP
  • Assessment of your symptoms and review of your voiding diary (this is a daily record of your fluid intake and urinary output)
  • A pre – clinic questionnaire to assess your urinary symptoms
  • A urine analysis: you will be asked to bring a fresh urine specimen (a container can be provided)
  • A rectal examination of the prostate gland and an examination of the abdomen
  • A flow rate and residual urinary volume assessment to determine if your urine flow rate is restricted and whether there is effective emptying of the bladder. For this test you will need to come to the appointment with a comfortably full bladder.

 

Results

We will discuss the results of the assessments with you and provide relevant lifestyle and dietary advice. This is all also provided in a written report that is sent to you and your GP. We will also advise you If further tests are needed.

Imaging and diagnostic procedures

If a CT scan is required, this can be provided at the centre, with results available in 48 hours.

If we need to get a better view of your prostate or your consultant suspects there may be an abnormality in your prostate gland, we may need to do a multi parametric MRI (mpMRI). We can arrange an MRI for you at our Windsor or Oxford centres.

Call us now to book your appointment

It’s okay to call us yourself, but we will require a GP referral which you can bring on the day. We’re recognised by all the major private medical insurance providers but it’s always best to check that you are covered with your insurer prior to the appointment. So, if you have any concerns, or just want a second opinion, contact us today to book your appointment.

What’s next?

At our One Stop Urology Clinic you’ll get a fast diagnosis and, if you need treatment, we’ll work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan.

Paying for your treatment

Your private medical insurance may cover the costs of this clinic so it’s always best to check with them first to understand the extent of cover provided. If you would like to self- pay, we can arrange a competitive quote to help you make your decision.

Our specialists

Mr Christof Kastner

Consultant Urologist

Dr Saeb Parsy

Consultant Urologist

Contact us

You can find us at:

The Oaks, Fordham Road, Newmarket, CB8 7XN

Email: newmarket.enquiries@genesiscare.com
Phone: 01223 816 797
Fax: +44 (0)1638 662 134

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What we believe

Treatment is at the core of all that we do. We believe that you and your loved ones should have access to the best possible treatments available, when and where you need them.

Better care through experience

Every day we treat people who have a diverse range of cancers, blood disorders and benign (non-cancerous) conditions.

Our UK specialists are experts, many practising in leading NHS teaching hospitals. Our international multidisciplinary teams meet weekly to review complex cases and provide access to clinical trials - helping us to individualisepatient care and treatment.

With the latest technology and access to global experts across our network, we want to bring our quality experience to more people.

Designing better care through innovation

We’re always investing in the latest proven treatment technologies, equipment and techniques. Our global network of centres means the care we provide is accessible to more people throughout the world.

Taking better care personally

Our treatments and procedures are designed around you, and we take a holistic approach to deliver better care.

We treat the person, not just the condition. We understand that every person is an individual, needing more than just treatment.

That’s why your team is on hand to provide you with the assistance, information and reassurance you need, whenever you need it.

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We believe that everyone deserves better care which is why we offer a range of payment options. Please make an enquiry and one of our team will contact you to discuss.

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Diagnostics

With same day appointments our diagnostics service includes some of the latest technology including MRI, PET/CT, CT, Ultrasound, Mammography, digital X-ray and specialist clinics.

Radiotherapy

We’re always investing in the most advanced proven technologies and evidenced based treatments to deliver targeted radiotherapy treatments.

Chemotherapy

We offer state-of -the-art anti-cancer drugs delivered under the supervision of some of the best leading Oncologists.

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Through our partnership with Penny Brohn UK we offer holistic treatments such as reflexology, acupuncture and relaxation as well as mindfulness meditation & counselling for all of our patients and their families.

Benign

We offer low-dose radiotherapy to reduce the pain associated with degenerative or inflammatory conditions such as Dupuytrens' disease, Ledderhose disease, Plantar fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis

Theranostics

Theranostics is a revolutionary, personalised approach to cancer medicine that brings together therapy and diagnostics. It enables us to combine a fast and accurate cancer diagnosis with precisely targeted therapy. It’s particularly effective for cancers that are difficult to treat or aren’t responding to conventional therapies.

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177Lutetium PSMA therapy, or Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen therapy, is an innovative molecular therapy used to treat advanced prostate cancer. It precisely targets cancerous cells, avoiding damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

How does 177Lutetium PSMA therapy work?

177Lutetium PSMA therapy uses a molecule which attaches itself to the PSMA receptors on the cancer cells. Before it’s given, the PSMA molecule is bound with 177Lutetium, a radioactive substance that damages and destroys prostate cancer cells in a targeted way. The PSMA molecule carries the 177Lutetium straight to the tumour site so the whole body isn’t exposed to radiation.

 

What are the benefits of 177Lutetium PSMA therapy?

This therapy helps:

  • Reduce the size of the tumour and stop it growing
  • Improve the symptoms caused by the tumour
  • Maintain and improve quality of life

After treatment, some patients have a long period of remission and significant improvements in their quality of life.

When would I consider this treatment for my patient?

This therapy is most often used when prostate cancer has metastasised and when other therapies are poorly tolerated or have failed. In certain patients, it appears to be able to produce long term remission.

Before the patient starts treatment they will have a diagnostic GA-68 PSMA PET/CT scan to help identify the location of the cancer. This also helps in staging and planning of treatment.

If the PET/CT scan shows that the patient could benefit from 177Lutetium therapy they will be offered an appointment to discuss what’s involved. We may also ask them to complete a short questionnaire about their general health to help assess whether this treatment is right for them.

Therapy is delivered as an outpatient procedure at our Theranostics suite in Windsor. On the day of treatment the radioactive 177Lutetium will be injected, followed by 1-2 litres of saline. Each cycle is delivered over four hours via a drip inserted into a vein in the arm. The treatment cycle is usually cyclical and normally involves four treatments carried out 6 – 8 weeks apart. Most people have four to six cycles of treatment.

Therapy is personalised according to response and symptoms. Blood tests are carried out before each cycle to check how well things are going.

We will arrange follow up appointments before the patient leaves the department.

Like all cancer treatments, there can be side-effects. These vary from person to person, but may include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Mild nausea
  • Loss of appetite

Some patients may produce fewer blood cells than normal for a while. But they’ll be offered regular blood tests to check everything’s OK. We’ll help find ways to reduce and manage any side-effects including medication to reduce any symptoms.

Before the patient starts treatment they will have a diagnostic GA-68 PSMA PET/CT scan to help identify the location of the cancer. This also helps in staging and planning of treatment.

If the PET/CT scan shows that the patient could benefit from 177Lutetium therapy they will be offered an appointment to discuss what’s involved. We may also ask them to complete a short questionnaire about their general health to help assess whether this treatment is right for them.

Therapy is delivered as an outpatient procedure at our Theranostics suite in Windsor. On the day of treatment the radioactive 177Lutetium will be injected, followed by 1-2 litres of saline. Each cycle is delivered over four hours via a drip inserted into a vein in the arm. The treatment cycle is usually cyclical and normally involves four treatments carried out 6 – 8 weeks apart. Most people have four to six cycles of treatment.

Therapy is personalised according to response and symptoms. Blood tests are carried out before each cycle to check how well things are going.

We will arrange follow up appointments before the patient leaves the department.

Like all cancer treatments, there can be side-effects. These vary from person to person, but may include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Mild nausea
  • Loss of appetite

Some patients may produce fewer blood cells than normal for a while. But they’ll be offered regular blood tests to check everything’s OK. We’ll help find ways to reduce and manage any side-effects including medication to reduce any symptoms.

Easy Access

Cancer care at GenesisCare may be covered by private medical insurance – we’re recognised by most major insurers. We also offer a range of self-pay packages.

Theranostics is offered at our Windsor centre.

How to refer a patient

Please send a referral/clinic letter to windsor.enquiries@genesiscare.com

For more information

Contact us directly
Tel: 01753 418 444
Email: theranosticsUK@genesiscare.co.uk

Meet Dr Yong Du

 

Who may benefit?

Theranostics can be used to treat cancers that have spread (metastasised), or where cancer is advanced and/or hasn’t responded to other treatments.

While in the future theranostics may be used for different cancers, to date most experience and success has been in metastatic prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumours.

Metastatic prostate cancer

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How it works

Theranostics is a personalised approach to treating cancer, using both diagnosis and therapy tools as part of the treatment.

Theranostics uses PET scan imaging (a special type of scan) to see if specific targets, known as tumour receptors, are present on tumour cells. If these targets are present and visible on the scan, a radioactive drug is used to treat the tumours. The drug is given as an injection and selectively targets the tumour cells while avoiding healthy areas. Most of the radioactive drug that doesn’t reach the target is quickly passed out of the body.

 

 

Theranostics is not suitable for all patients, but may be an option in metastatic disease unresponsive to or unsuitable for conventional therapies. Most evidence to date is in metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer and advanced neuroendocrine tumours (NETs).

  • A Phase 2 study (n=30) of 177Lu-PSMA-617 showed ‘high response rates, low toxicity effects, and a reduction in pain in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have progressed after conventional treatments’1.
  • In Phase 3 study, NETTER–1*, ’177Lu-Dotatate resulted in markedly longer progression-free survival than high-dose octreotide LAR and was associated with limited acute toxic effects in a population of patients who had progressive neuroendocrine tumours that originated in the midgut’2.

 

Available services

  • 177Lutetium PSMA – for Metastatic or Treatment Resistant Prostate Cancer
  • 177Lutetium Octreotate – for somatostatin receptor – positive tumours (available from Autumn 2019)

Easy access

Cancer treatment at GenesisCare may be covered by insurance. We also offer self-pay options for Theranostics.

How to refer a patient

Please send a referral/clinic letter to windsor.enquiries@genesiscare.com

For more information

Contact us directly
Tel: 01753 418 444
Email: theranosticsUK@genesiscare.co.uk

1. Hofman, et al. Lancet Oncol; 2018; 19: 825–33
2. Strosberg, et al. N Engl J Med; 2017; 376: 125-135

 

What is PBMT?

 
PBMT uses a low-intensity laser beam aimed at various parts of your mouth, helping to reduce Oral mucositis (OM) which is when the lining of your mouth becomes inflamed – a common side effect of radiotherapy and chemo-radiotherapy treatment for head & neck cancer.

OM can be painful. You may have difficulty swallowing. You may also lose weight. In some cases, you might need to have additional medication, or even a feeding tube, as well as more frequent appointments with your multidisciplinary head & neck team.

How can PBMT help?

 
PBMT is an effective treatment that can reduce the severity and duration of OM. It’s been used for more than 20 years to help reduce this side-effect in patients with head & neck cancers.

It can help by:

  • Encouraging the tissues inside the mouth to heal
  • Reducing inflammation and risk of ulcers
  • Enabling you to swallow more comfortably
 
 

  • Reducing pain (so you don’t need to take as much pain relief medicine)
  • Making it less likely that you’ll need to be fed via a tube
  • Improving your quality of life

How does PBMT work with my radiotherapy treatment?

 
You’ll receive your first PBMT treatment a couple of hours before your first radiotherapy session. Then around 30 minutes before all other radiotherapy sessions. It’s delivered by specially trained PBMT radiographers and takes approximately 30 minutes. You will be asked to wear goggles to ensure your eyes are protected during each treatment.

We advise that you should avoid alcohol and not smoke throughout the course of your treatment. We also provide access to a dietician to assist you.

Are there any side-effects from PBMT?

 
PBMT is painless, and there are no known side-effects.

Where can you have PBMT?

You can be treated with PBMT at our Southhampton centre:

Spire Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY

Telephone: 0238 189 0624
Email: southampton.enquiries@genesiscare.com

We have free on-site parking.

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Meet our doctors

Everything we do is focused on designing better care for our patients. With a network of 12 specialist oncology treatment centres across the UK, we provide the most up-to-date treatments and technology as standard.

We attract and retain some of the most experienced doctors in the country, who all have a passion for improving patient outcomes and specialise in the treatment of different types of cancer.

Meet our doctors

 

Before your treatment begins, you’ll be offered a PET/CT scan. The scan helps us identify cancerous targets called tumour receptors so we can precisely plan your treatment.

What is a PET/CT Scan?

A PET/CT scan combines two imaging techniques: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerised Tomography (CT). PET produces 3-D images of your body and allows us to look at your metabolism and other important functions. We can also study any changes that are happening over time while we monitor your condition. The CT scan uses computer-processed X-ray measurements to create a detailed image.

How does it work?

Before carrying out a PET/CT scan, a ‘tracer’ (a type of radioactive substance) will be injected in to your arm, hand, or foot. The tracer spreads through the body and gives off a type of radiation that shows up on the PET scan. This allows the scanner to build up a detailed image that identifies areas of the body affected by disease, as well as some of the body’s functions.

The PET scans are combined with CT scans which adds the precision of anatomic localisation to functional imaging enabling a more accurate diagnosis. The CT scanner takes a series of cross-sectional images (‘slices’) and then computer processing is used to construct a three-dimensional image.

Using this method, we can get important information about many conditions affecting different parts of the body. The combination of scans shows the precise shape, location and size of your tumour. It helps your specialist to make an accurate diagnosis and plan the best treatment for you. The scan is safe and doesn’t hurt.

Having a PET/CT scan

A radiographer will ask you to lie on the scanner bed and make you as comfortable as possible. The scanner bed will move gently and slide you into the centre of the scanner until the part of the body to be scanned is correctly positioned. While the scan is taking place, you’ll need to remain still.

The scan takes between 20 and 45 minutes but there’s also some preparation time, so you’ll need to allow about two hours for the appointment.

Side-effects

The amount of radioactivity injected in the tracer is relatively small and will be excreted by your kidneys (passed when you urinate). It will not produce any side effects. You can eat, drink and travel as normal after the test. However, as a precaution, we advise our patients to avoid having close contact with young children and pregnant women for 4 – 6 hours after leaving the department.

The test is not advised if you are pregnant or are breast feeding.

Philip's experience of a PET/CT scan

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For more information about a private PET/CT scan at GenesiscCare please call:

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