What is Prostate cancer ?
Prostate is a walnut sized gland located between the urinary bladder and urinary pipe. It produces special fluids which nourishes the semen. When the cells in the prostate gland grow uncontrollably, it results in prostate cancer. This is one of the most common cancer in elderly male and can be diagnosed at early stages and has a very high cure rates.
What should I look for ?
Some symptoms of prostate cancer are frequency, hesitancy, poor urinary stream, urgency, incomplete evacuation if localized to prostate, severe backache, other bone pains if spread bones. Do note that the symptoms may also be indicative of other diseases. It is important to undergo a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms.
How can Prostate cancer be diagnosed ?
- Digital rectal examination done by your doctors given a suspicious of abnormal prostate.
- PSA (Prostate-specified antigen) if raised, it is likely to have a cancer of the prostate but it can be raised in other prostate diseases also.
- Biopsy of the prostate confirms the diagnosis of carcinoma prostate.
How is it treated ?
Many treatment options available for patients with prostate cancer, which include surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy. One or more of these options might be used depending on the stage of disease and the need for treatment.
To get a comprehensive understanding of the treatment options and the outcomes, it is important to consult with all three types of prostate cancer specialists – the urologist, radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist.
Is Robotic Surgery an option and why ?
Robotic radical prostectomy has an advantage of being a minimally invasive procedure with less of hospital stay. The access to the difficult anatomic location of prostate is made easy and the accuracy of the robotic procedure decreases the complication rates.
Why choose KIMS ?
KIMS Hospital Kondapur and Secunderabad is the only hospital to offer comprehensive and best prostate cancer treatment in Hyderabad. World’s renowned surgical oncologists are treating rare and challenging forms of prostate cancers with successful results. KIMS is one of the best cancer hospitals in Hyderabad with the best cancer treatment and patient care facilities with state of the art Cancer radiation therapy procedures and equipment for treating Prostate cancers.