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Mapesbury Medical Group

Windmill Main Branch 65 Shoot Up Hill, London NW2 3PS
Cricklewood Broadway Branch 60 Cricklewood Broadway, London, NW2 3ET

Tel Telephone: 020 8452 7646

Out of hours: Call 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

Mapesbury Medical Group

Windmill Main Branch Windmill Main Branch, 65 Shoot Up Hill, London, NW2 3PS or Cricklewood Broadway Branch Cricklewood Broadway Branch, 60 Cricklewood Broadway, London, NW2 3ET

Practice Opening hours

The practice is open during the following times:

Please note at certain times due to possible staff shortages, Cricklewood Broadway Branch may be closed - all services and clinics will be available at Windmill Branch.

Windmill Main Branch

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

Cricklewood Broadway Branch

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

Practice News

September Appointment Update

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different now. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus. Our Surgery is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 020 8452 7646 or visit our website to start Online Consultation. […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

Free day of Wellbeing Activities on Zoom Yoga, Mindfulness, Creative Writing, Art, CBTeach and much more! Friday 9th October 2020 9.30am to 5pm Engagementbrent@hestia.org 0779 671 4586 Book your place on Eventbrite Organised by Hestia