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Staying in the Saddle for Prostate Cancer

We were delighted to welcome Brendan Lodola, Liz Hanley and the Dublin Fire Brigade, Cycling Club to Beaumont Hospital yesterday to present a cheque to Mr. Richard Power, Sara White, Annette Butler, and the fantastic team at the Rapid Access Prostate Clinic, as well as Fiachra O'Riordan, Head of Beaumont Hospital Foundation.

An incredible amount of €25,481.00 was raised from "Staying in the Saddle for Prostate Cancer 2023", a cycling event that took place on Saturday 14th October.

Brendan was a patient at the Rapid Access Prostate Clinic, and it is wonderful to see the support that this amazing event has received over the years. This year was the biggest one to date and 350 participants got behind this great cause.

At Beaumont Hospital, the Urology and Radiology and Pathology teams have recently introduced a new Trans perineal Prostate (TP) biopsy service in order to aid detection of prostate cancer. Like all cancers early detection is key to better outcomes for patients. The main benefit of TP biopsies is safety, due to the lower risk of severe life-threatening infection.

This introduction of the TP biopsy service has benefitted hugely from the very generous funds raised by Brendan and his colleagues in DFB. A unique procedure table and biopsy probe were purchased. This enabled Beaumont Hospital to be one of the first hospitals to offer this high quality, safe procedure to men with a suspicion of prostate cancer.

We are so grateful to Brendan, Liz and all who helped to make this cycle a huge success.


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