Prostate Cancer Overview
- Prostate cancer is a type of urological cancer that starts in the prostate gland (a small walnut-shaped gland) located just below the bladder. The prostate is in males that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.
- Most prostate cancers grow slowly but some can develop more quickly.
- The growth of prostate cancer can lead to a condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), which is when the urethra becomes blocked.
- This cancer can cause cancerous tumours which means the tumour can grow and spread to other parts of the body or benign tumour which means the tumour can grow but it cannot spread.
- Histology is a science to detect cancer cells using a microscope. The most common histology in prostate cancer is known as adenocarcinoma.
- The risk of developing prostate cancer is most common among men and it continues to increase with age. If it is detected at an early stage, there are better chances to treat it successfully.
2nd most common cancer among males in India
The 5-year survival rate of prostate cancer accounts for about 64% in India
Patients who underwent the surgery has a better survival rate of 91%
Signs and symptoms
- Frequent urination
- Trouble in urinating
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Unexpected weight loss
- Pain in the back, shoulders, hips, thighs or other bones.
- Erectile dysfunction
- Pain or burning sensation during urination
- Swelling of legs or feet
- Change in bowel habits
- Older age
- Family history
- Lifestyle with less physical activity
- Eating habits
- Other genetic changes
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Diet and Nutrition
- Eat a lot of tomatoes because it is high in antioxidants, lycopene which is a protective effect to protect prostate cancer.
- Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, horseradish, turnips because they have isothiocyanates, a protective antioxidant.
- Consume carrots, cantaloupes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and dark green, leafy vegetables which are rich in Carotenoids.
- Food which has more fibre content, or whole-grain foods that include oatmeal, barley, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, and brown rice.
- High protein and low-fat vegetables like legumes, soybean products, lentils, chickpeas, peanuts and carob.
- Processed red meat and dairy products like butter, milk or egg yolks
- Change to a healthy diet and exercise regularly
- Consult a doctor about increased risk of prostate cancer
- Opt for art, music, dance or movement therapies
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- Digital rectal exam (DRE)
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Collecting a sample of prostate tissue
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
- Radiation therapies
- Targeted therapies
- Focal therapies
- Cutting edge operation theatres equipped to perform all the major and minor oncologic surgeries
- Full-fledged surgical intensive care unit to handle oncological emergencies as well as post-operative patients
- Administration of Chemotherapy by trained nurses
- Specialized day care unit for short duration surgical procedures and chemotherapies
- Diagnostic radiology services including CT scan, Mammogram, Ultrasound and guided procedures
- Dedicated tumour board with a team of medical/surgical/radiation oncologists for better patient care
- Comprehensive quality care by a team of experienced surgeons