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New videos explain prostate condition

A series of information videos has been developed to help increase understanding of a condition called benign prostatic enlargement (BPE), otherwise known as enlarged prostate. BPE is common in men aged over 50. It can lead to issues with urinating but it is not a cancer – and an enlarged prostate does not indicate an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

The 11 short animated films are for anyone with, or concerned about, BPE. They explain the prostate, symptoms of BPE, diagnosis, lifestyle issues, medication and surgical treatment options. Each one lasts between two and seven minutes.

The videos can be viewed on YouTube. They have been translated into three languages in addition to English: Arabic, Mandarin and Urdu.

The videos are funded by NHS England and produced by Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley (formerly Oxford AHSN), working with clinicians from the Frimley Health and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts.

Neil Barber, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Frimley Health, said: “BPE, or enlarged prostate, affects many men and it can be addressed in a number of ways. These videos provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the condition and available treatments. This is an invaluable resource for people who are concerned about or who have BPE.”