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SMS Medical Practice

SMS Medical Practice, Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, Middx, HA0 4UZ

TelTelephone: 020 8795 6152

Out of hours: 111

Men’s Health

Male Pattern Baldness

Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting 6.5 million men in the UK.

It generally starts with a little thinning of the hair, followed by wider hair loss, allowing more of the scalp to become visible.

For a few men, this process starts as early as the late teens. By the age of 60, most men have some degree of hair loss.

Some men aren’t troubled by this at all. Others, however, suffer great emotional distress associated with a lack of self-esteem and, in some cases, depression.

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Prostate Cancer

PROSTATE CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN MEN IN THE UK, WITH OVER 40,000 NEW CASES DIAGNOSED EVERY YEAR.

Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years.

Symptoms often only become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis).

When this happens, you may notice things like an increased need to urinate, straining while urinating and a feeling your bladder has not fully emptied.

However, these signs do not mean you have prostate cancer. It is more likely they are caused by something else, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (also known as BPH or prostate enlargement).

What is the prostate?

The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis found only in men. About the size of a Satsuma, it is located between the penis and the bladder. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis.

The main function of the prostate is to help in the production of semen. It produces a thick white fluid that is mixed with the sperm produced by the testicles, to create semen.

Testicular Cancer

Although still rare compared to other cancers, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged between 15-45 years with around 2,200-2,300 men being diagnosed each year. It is more common in Caucasian males.

If found at an early stage a cure rate of 98% is usually possible and even when testicular cancer has spread to other areas of the body cure can still be achieved. In fact according to recent research overall 96% of men diagnosed with any stage testicular cancer will be alive 10 years after treatment.

It is important to visit your GP as soon as you notice any lump or swelling on your testicle. Your GP will examine your testicles to help determine whether or not the lump is cancerous.

Symptoms

The earliest warning signs of testicular cancer usually include the following:

  • A change in size or shape of a testicle.
  • Swelling or thickening of a testicle.
  • A firm, smooth, initially painless, slow-growing lump or hardness in a testicle.
  • A feeling of testicular heaviness.

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Practice Information

SMS Medical Practice

SMS Medical Practice, Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, Middx, HA0 4UZ

Practice Opening hours

The practice is open during the following times:

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-19:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Practice News

WE ARE REGISTERING NEW PATIENTS

  Are you looking to register with a GP?  Call us on 020 8795 6825 and we will register you on the phone.  You will then be sent an appointment for a blood test and new patient health check.  All our receptionists are very helpful and will help you through the registration process.  We look […]

Flu Jabs

With Coronavirus co circulating at the same time as flu this year, it is very important you have a flu jab if you are entitled to one. If you are a patient with any of the following, Please call the surgery on 020 8795 6152 to book an appointment or send us an email at info@smsmedicalpractice.co.uk […]