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Treating staghorn stones with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is one of the most effective treatments for staghorn stones, a type of kidney stone. In this article, esteemed consultant urologist Mr Aza Mohammed, who treats patients in Harpenden, Luton, London, and Hatfield, explains the severity of these kidney stones and how they are usually diagnosed. He also outlines how percutaneous nephrolithotomy is performed and what risks are involved.

Understanding prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a common form of cancer in men, affecting about 20% of all men in their lifetime. Revered consultant urologist and surgeon Mr Christopher Anderson, practising in London, explains the condition in detail. Mr Anderson discusses the role of the prostate, how and why cancer of the prostate occurs, what the signs of prostate cancer are, and how it is detected and treated.

The importance of prostate cancer screening

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting the UK population. Wide-spread screening programmes have been established to ensure that cases are detected early to ensure treatment is availed of promptly and better the chances of beating it. Leading consultant urological surgeon Mr Aza Mohammed, explains why these screenings are so important, and what to expect from them.

Ask an expert: Can the occasional tipple cause kidney stones?

Maintaining good hydration by drinking plenty of water is the best way to avoid kidney stones but how do other drinks such as beer, wine or fruit juice affect this? Highly respected consultant urologist Mr Anthony Blacker expertly explains how different drinks impact the production of kidney stones and how the condition is treated in this illuminating article.

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