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EdhaCare - Prostate Cancer Treatment In India


Prostate Cancer - Overview

Prostate cancer, which is a malignant growth in the prostate gland, is usually a slow-growing disease.

This medication is prescribed for men who have cancer cells attacking their prostate gland.

The tumour or cancer is caused by abnormal growth of cell in the prostate gland or other places of the body.

These cells can move outside of the prostate and into nearby or distant areas of the body, where they can multiply uncontrollably.

Prostate cancer is treated by removing the prostate gland or eliminating or destroying the cancer cells within the gland.

Prostate Cancer - Symptoms

Although the cause of prostate cancer is unknown, several variables such as radiation exposure, ageing, obesity, inheritance, and race may increase your risk.

Because the prostate gland is exclusively found in men, being a male is the greatest risk factor.

As early treatment increases the chances of recovery, medical help should be sought as soon as possible.

You may the feel the following symptoms asthe cancer advances

  • hesitancy in urination
  • constant urge to urinate
  • agonizing ejaculations
  • dribbling
  • inability to maintain a consistent urine stream
  • Feeling the sudden need to urinate
  • Finding blood in urine or semen
  • Pain in the upper thighs, hips and lower back.

Prostate Cancer - Pre-Procedure

Your doctor will do a physical examination and inquire about any previous medical history before beginning medication.

Further tests may be required if you have any symptoms or if a routine blood test reveals abnormally high PSA levels.

These tests may involve the following:

A digital rectal examination (DRE) is a test in which your doctor uses their finger to manually check for any abnormalities of the prostate. A biomarker test is a test that examines a person's blood, urine, or body tissues for chemicals that are specific to cancer patients.

If the findings of these tests are abnormal, more tests will be performed, including:

A PCA3 test looks for the PCA3 gene, which is only found in prostate cancer cells, in the urine.

A transrectal ultrasound scan uses a sound-emitting probe to offer imaging of the affected area.

A biopsy, or the removal of 12 to 14 small pieces of tissue from various locations of the prostate for evaluation under a microscope.

These tests will confirm the cancer's stage, if it has spread, and the best course of therapy.

Prostate Cancer - During Procedure

Surgical treatment for prostate cancer will be decided in consultation with your doctor and healthcare team.

They will explain all of the benefits and drawbacks of each treatment choice, as well as what alternative options might be the most beneficial for your individual circumstance. When prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated before it spreads beyond the prostate gland, the entire gland can be removed, thus eradicating the cancer.

External beam radiotherapy, which uses high-energy beam rays, is another treatment option for prostate cancer. Brachytherapy is a procedure that involves the implantation of microscopic permanent radioactive seeds into the gland.

Because the seeds are intensely radiated, this therapy aids in the destruction of cancer cells.

In advanced prostate cancer, if none of the previous therapies work, which is done in many top hospitals, the novel treatments for prostate cancer are used.

Other treatments of prostate cancer exists as well.

Prostate Cancer - Post-Procedure

Patients are usually admitted to the hospital overnight after surgery and must recover at home for a month before returning to work. After surgery, most men are able to drive within a few weeks. Heavy lifting should be avoided for many weeks after surgery. Most men require around six weeks to feel back to normal themselves again.

How diet and exercise will help you-

Controlling the pain

You will most likely be given pain medicine by mouth and through a vein (intravenously) in your hand or arm while in the hospital. Once you've been released from the hospital, your doctor will most likely write you a prescription for pain medication that you can take at home. Most people can manage their pain with acetaminophen at home (Tylenol)and ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil).


Constipation is a common complaint among people.

Bowel difficulties are frequently caused by the combination of anaesthesia, reduced activity, and narcotic pain medication. Stool softeners or laxatives may be prescribed. Constipation can be relieved by drinking fluids, walking, and eating short, easily digestible meals and fruit on a regular basis.


Following surgery, you may have fluid weight gain and swelling. This is frequently the result of receiving fluids during surgery as well as having lymph nodes removed after surgery, both of which reduce your body's ability to regulate fluids temporarily. Swelling in the legs, lower abdomen, and scrotum may occur as a result of this.

Abdominal drainage

You may need an abdominal drain after lymph node ectomy to treat any fluid that collects in your belly. While you are in the hospital, the tube will remain in place. It removes any lymph or urine that may have gotten into your pelvis. Before you leave the hospital, your doctor will usually remove the drain. However, some men will be discharged from the hospital with a drain.

Prostate Cancer - Risk & Complications

Risks with prostate cancer surgery may include

  • bleeding
  • blood clotting
  • organ damage
  • infections

Other concerns include leaking urine while coughing, continual pee overflow, and soreness in the surgical location.

There can be no gain if there are no risks.

When contrasted to the joy of recovery, these risks are insignificant.

The cost of prostate cancer therapy in India varies depending on the severity of the disease.

The treatment will cost between $_____ and $____ and will last between 14 and 21 days.

Patients with insurance get a discount at most of India's top cancer facilities.