Prostate is a walnut sized organ situated near the urinary bladder and the rectum. Prostate gland produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports the sperms. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. Prostate cancer normally grows slowly and is mostly confined inside the prostate gland. However sometimes the prostate cancer grows rapidly and spreads to the nearby organs like the Urinary bladder. If prostate cancer is diagnosed early then the treatment outcomes are better.
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
In early stages the Prostate Cancer may not give any symptoms but in the advanced stage the following symptoms might appear
Decreased pressure in Urine
Blood in Semen
Discomfort in the pelvic area
Causes of Prostate Cancer
There are no specific causes of prostate cancer but some of the below factors do play a part in the development of prostate cancer in men :
Race : Black men have a greater chance of prostate cancer and this cancer in black men is more aggressive.
Family History : This cancer runs in the family like so many other cancers. If the men in the previous generation of your family had prostate cancer then your chances of getting this cancer are higher.
Obesity : Obesity has a role in most of the cancers, similarly obese men are at a greater risk for prostate cancer.
Diagnosing Prostate Cancer is not that difficult. Men above the age of 50 must undergo Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) a blood test where higher than normal values should prompt you to take up further tests. The next test would be a Rectal Examination where a phyician inserts a finger in your rectum to feel the prostate gland. If there is a change in the shape, size or texture of the prostate gland then one is advised to go for an ultrasound examination. This exam known us TRUS (Trans Rectal Ultrasound) is done by inserting a thin ultrasound probe in your rectum through your anus to get an image of the prostate gland. Further testing may include prostate biopsy or MRI Fusion studies which will give a fairly good idea about prostate cancer.
Radical Prostectomy - Surgical removal of the prostate gland and the surrounding tissue is the best treatment for Prostate Cancer if the cancer is restricted to the gland and not spread in other organs of the body. Prostate Cancer grows by feeding on the testosterone so reducing the production of testosterone in your body slows the growth of prostate cancer. One way of doing it is by removing the testicles. Another way is use of Hormonal therapy to reduce the production of testosterone. The side effects of this is erectile dysfunction or reduced sex drive.
Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy - are also used to either shrink the size of the prostate gland or burn the cancerous cells. They may be successful in some of the patients and not so successful in other patients. Other therapies like Cryotherapy are sometimes used in patients where chemo or radiation does not give desired results.
A Urologist would be performing the surgery called radical prostatectomy which is removal of the prostate. This in most cases is the first line of treatment to start with in case of prostate cancers. After the completion of the treatment it is very important to keep a watch for recurrence. Patient needs to get a PET CT scan done once a year and an ultrasound very three months. Cost of the surgery is approximately INR 65000 to INR 75000. Cost of chemotherapy or immunotherapy would be extra and would depend upon the biopsy report.
Cashless facility is available for the insurance card holders. Brightstar hospital in Moradabad has the option of Deluxe, Single, Twin Sharing and General Ward for the patients. Patients can choose the room category as per their eligibility in cases of health insurance. Cash paying patients can choose the room category as per their budget. Surgery cost is higher in a single room bed category as compared to a general ward. Brightstar hospital has central airconditioning and all bed categories are with AC. Hygienic and healthy food is provided to the patient from the hospital kitchen. For all planned admissions, 90 percent of the estimated expenses of treatment are to be deposited at the time of admission.
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Brightstar Hospital which commenced operations in the year 2020 is the largest hospital in the city of Moradabad. With 300 beds capacity the hospital has changed the Medical Landscape of Western Uttar Pradesh and made Moradabad as the Medical Hub of the region. The Hospital is promoted by a group of entrepreneurs including some of the best medical professionals of the city. The Hospital offers superspecialty services in the fields of Neurosurgery & Neurology, Critical Care, Urology, Gastroenterology, Cancer Surgery, Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Endocrinology and Interventional Radiology. The hospital also offers specialty services in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology including IVF, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Pathology, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy and Rehab.
Brightstar Hospital has brought the latest, cutting edge, state of art medical technology to the city of Moradabad. The hospital is equipped with the Latest MRI, CT Scan, Cath Lab, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, Digital X-Ray, 2D Echocardiography, PFT, Mammography and Bone Densitometry to give the diagnostic accuracy to our medical team. The 50 bedded intensive care unit is equipped with the latest multipara monitors, centralized oxygen supply and life saving ventilators. Our Modular Operation Theatres are equipped with C-Arm, Operating Microscopes, Fully Automatic Anaesthesia Workstations and Hepa Filters to carry out the most complex of the surgeries with great accuracy and surgical precision. The entire hospital is connected through a centralized Hospital Information System and PAX Solutions to make us a fully Digital Hospital. All our Diagnostic Machines are fully digital and we discourage the use of X-Ray Films keeping the environmental concerns in mind.
We have gathered some of the finest medical minds at Brightstar Hospital to match our infrastructure. Our team of doctors are highly qualified and carry with them rich experience of treating the most complex of the medical problems. The multidisciplinary team of doctors ensure that every case is discussed and comprehensive treatment is provided to our patients. Our OPD's provide consultation services with Specialist and Superspecialist doctors. The Operating Rooms have the services of some of the best surgical hands assisted by a team of anaesthetists. The Intensive Care Units are manned by Critical Care Specialists and Anaesthetists. Our team of doctors are assisted by highly trained paramedics in the diagnostic field. Our Nursing Team efficiently carries out the doctor's instructions and provide compassionate care which speeds up the healing process. The Physiotherapy Team makes sure that your recovery is quick and complete.
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