first_img The incidence rate of prostate cancer is 9-10/100000 population, higher compared to countries like Asia, Africa, lower compared to US, EuropeIn observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness month i.e September, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released data on the incidence rate of prostate cancer in India. It states that the incidence rate of prostate cancer is 9-10/100000 population, higher compared to countries like Asia and Africa, but lower compared to the US and Europe. Hence, experts suggest going for complete physical examination including DRE in order to detect prostate cancer at an early stage.Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland which is situated distal to the bladder neck. It is commonly seen in men above the age of 60. Typically, the symptoms are a frequent urge to urinate, painful urination, repeated urinary tract infections (UTI) and occasionally blood in the urine. Surgical treatment includes open surgery (open radical prostatectomy) that is the surgical removal of the prostate gland or minimal invasive surgery (MIS)- robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP). The additional benefits of the later are precision surgery, less blood loss and reduced pain with a short hospital stay and early return to work.Dr Jagdeesh Kulkarni, Prof of Uro-oncology, Asian Cancer Institute, said, “People above the age of 60 are at an increased risk of suffering from prostate cancer. One of the best ways for early detection of prostate cancer is DRE and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Those people who have a family history of prostate cancer, irrespective of the symptoms should undergo regular check-ups including DRE and PSA, after the age of 45.”“Furthermore, it is recommended to embrace a healthy lifestyle, cessation of smoking, well-balanced diet and regular physical exercises would go a long way in keeping prostate cancer at bay,” concluded Dr Kulkarni. Share Read Article Comments (0) News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story cancerDREIndian Council of Medical Researchopen radical prostatectomyProstate Cancerprostate glandPSArepeated urinary tract infectionsrobot-assisted radical prostatectomy Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 ICMR releases data on incidence rate of prostate cancer in India Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on September 25, 2019 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Comment MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”last_img read more