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Prostate Cancer Incidence Is Increasing In India By 1% Every Year, But Good News Is Current Survival

Prostate Cancer Incidence Is Increasing In India By 1% Every Year, But Good News Is Current Survival

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With an aim to raise awareness about cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and early treatment, India's well-known RG Stone Urology and Laparoscopy Hospital will offer free consultation to everyone on the occasion of World Cancer Day. The main aim behind this initiative is to educate the population about the risk factors and the advantage if the early detection of cancer so as to provide good quality life to the patients.

Dr. Bhim Sen Bansal (Popularly Known as ‘Father of Lithotripsy' in India), Chairman and Managing Director of RG Stone Urology and Laparoscopy Hospital said, "Cancer is the leading cause of death in developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. The disease is increasing as a result of aging and adoption of cancer-associated lifestyle. Urological cancers include cancer of the urinary bladder, kidney, prostate and testicles. The incidence of kidney cancer seems to be increasing too. The two most common types of kidney cancer are renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) of the renal pelvis. Another type of kidney cancer called Wilms' tumor is common in children. The common signs and symptoms of kidney cancer include lump in abdomen, blood in urine, back pain just below the ribs, along with other symptoms like weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fever.”

"Common causes for urological cancer include older age, being male, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, chemical exposure at workplace, etc'', added Dr. Bansal.

According to Dr. Manish Bansal, Joint Managing Director RG Stone Urology and Laparoscopy Hospital, "Prostate is a walnut-sized male reproductive gland. Cancer of the prostate gland is the second most common cause of death in men. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms can potentially develop during later stages of the disease.”

He added, ‘'Prostate cancer incidence is increasing in India by 1% every year. With growing life expectancy, the overall prevalence of cancer has increased. Environmental and geographical factors also play some role. High consumption of dietary fats, deficiency of selenium and low levels of Vitamin D3 and E are also the risk factors. About 10-15% of patients have positive family history. With the goal to achieve a healthy aging society, early detection of urological malignancies is of vital importance. This ensures curative treatment strategy and cure. PSA test is often done to screen men for prostate cancer.”

The good news is that the current survival rate for prostate cancer is 97%. Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. A variety of lasers have been developed, with their own unique optical distinctiveness that has resulted in considerably dissimilar clinical outcomes. HOLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate) completely removes the prostate lobes with immediate resolution of the obstruction. HOLEP has become the most effective method of prostate removal. Urinary Bladder cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in men and ninth most common cancer in women. Tobacco smoking is the major contributory factor in most populations. There is a direct relationship between smoking and bladder cancer, Dr. Manish Bansal, added''

Baldev Raj, Country Head (Industrial Expert), RG Stone Urology and Laparoscopy Hospital said, "Cancer survival tends to be poorer in developing countries, most likely because of a combination of late diagnosis and limited access to standard treatment. A substantial proportion of cancer burden can be prevented by implementing programs, early detection and treatment, and majorly public health check-up camps promoting investigations. Clinicians, health professionals, and policy makers can play an active role in the application of such interventions on a pan-India level.''
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