Another Proud Day for Brown Dog – today at the Leicester General Hospital a “world first” prostate trolley and new procedure was formally launched by Masood Khan (Consultant Urological Surgeon) and supported by members of Brown Dog and PROSTaid who jointly funded the equipment. This new procedure now enables men to be treated quicker under local anaesthetic (not General anaesthetic as previously done with higher risk of sepsis), biopsy’s are also now taken by all small incision in the perineum which gives 100% access to the prostate and has doubled the accuracy of the cancer findings, patients will no longer have to take up valuable theatre time, plus they will be treated much quicker as day patients. Dr Khan explained how he will be now training many other doctors across the UK in how to apply this successful ground breaking procedure. Brown Dog would like to thank everyone who made a donation in 2019 to make this funding happen
The ramble up Helvellyn via Striding Edge is one of the most popular mountain walks in the UK enjoyed by hundreds of people every year. This circular guided walk starts and finishes at Glenridding and takes you up striding edge to Helvellyn (the 3rd highest mountain in the Lakes at 3114 feet) with breath-taking views along the way.
This state of the art probe is used for treating people with pleural effusions (fluid on the lung) and enables a much faster diagnosis of lung cancer (and other problems) as it can take take tissue samples at the time of investigation.
It also means patients can be managed through a 1 day out-patient appointment as opposed to the current 7-10 days.
The treatment involves local anaesthetic and removes the need for a general anaesthetic and is far less evasive for patients.
Midland Asian Lawyers Institute (MALI) raise £6,000 at their annual Ball to provide an amazing kick-start to the 2016 Brown Dog Campaign. Click on the pictures below to look through the images from the event.
Fund-raisers have handed over £30,000 to help treat patients with pancreatic cancer at Leicester’s hospitals. The money was raised by supporters of Brown Dog who took part in the Leicestershire charity’s 2012 “wild Land’s End” challenge. They walked 40 miles in 23 hours along the rugged Cornish coast. The charity has donated nearly £150,000 to Leicester’s hospitals in recent years. The latest donation meant the hospitals were able to buy more specialist endoscopic ultrasound scopes.
Mark Storer, who founded the charity, said: “We are always keen to ensure that every penny we raise is used to purchase essential equipment that will directly helppeople fighting cancer. “It is also important to us to be able show the people who kindly supported us exactly how their good money was used to make a real difference to patients and hospital staff.”
The scopes are used to produce highly detailed pictures of the pancreas and can be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer. They can also be used to treat some of the symptoms of the disease such as pain, and help to manage complications from acute pancreatitis, a life-threatening illness.
Dr Sudarshan Kadri, a consultant gastroenterologist at Leicester’s hospitals, will also use the equipment to train other consultants. This will also improve the availability of the procedure for patients across the East Midlands.
Giuseppe Garcea, clinical director of cancer services for Leicester’s hospitals, said: “We are very grateful to members of Brown Dog cancer charity for its kind donation, which will make a significant impact on the quality of the service we provide.”
The Brown Dog charity was named after Mark Storer’s Labrador Colin.
He founded it after being diagnosed with testicular cancer and discovering the disease had spread to his lungs and lymph nodes in 1999.
Mark responded to chemotherapy and a year later was told he was in the clear.