Pune- 30th August 2016: Prostate cancer is rising in India as per Indian national cancer registry and is the most common cancer affecting males after the age of 50 yrs. It is the second leading cause of death in males worldwide. It’s said that every 6th male is affected by prostate cancer.
There is good awareness about prostate cancer in the developing world leading to acceptance of standard screening practices (digital rectal examination and PSA). However in India there is lack of awareness about prostate cancer. This leads to almost 60% patients presenting with advanced stage to the doctor.
We at the Institute for Prostate Cancer are trying to break this trend by creating awareness about prostate cancer and screening practices since last 3 years. The Institute has conducted about 100 camps and catered to a population of more than 20,000 patients.
In the initial stages of prostate cancer there are no or minimum symptoms like frequency of urination ,waking up multiple times at night, straining to pass urine, sense of incomplete emptying. However in advanced stages this cancer spreads to bones leading to persistent back ache bone pains and loss of appetite with risk of fracture and paralysis.
Hence it is advisable to do regular screening with DRE and PSA and not to neglect any kind of back pain especially after 50 years of age.
If the results of screening tests show abnormality, biopsy is essential for diagnosis. This biopsy is simple day care procedure which is done through rectum with the help of ultrasound machine.
This biopsy ideally should be done by an urologist who is trained to perform such biopsy. Now a day’s MRI is used for accurate localization of suspicious areas for biopsy which increases the sensitivity of the correct diagnosis. Diagnose of prostate cancer should be done at an early stage when it can be completely cured.
DATE: 1st to 30th Sept 2016
Free consultation with prior appointments only
Contact Number for appointments and queries: 020-66037777 / 78
VENUE: Institute for Prostate Cancer, Ground Floor, Kumar – The Orion,
Near St. Miras College, Opposite Don Bosco Youth Centre,
Koregaon Park Road Pune, Maharashtra 411001
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