prostate-screening-camp-dec-2022 Prostate Screening Camp | Dr.KMH

Prostate Screening Camp

Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals

Prostate cancer develops when abnormal cells in the prostate gland multiply and form a malignant tumor. These abnormal cells can multiply indefinitely and spread outside the prostate gland to other parts of the body. "One in every nine men" would be diagnosed with prostate cancer over their lifetime. Sadly, it is one of the least supported and neglected tumors.

In the early stage of prostate cancer, there are usually no symptoms. Later stage prostate cancer can cause symptoms that include,

  • feeling the frequent or sudden need to urinate
  • finding it difficult to urinate (for example, trouble starting, not being able to urinate when the feeling is there, poor urine flow)
  • discomfort when urinating
  • finding blood in urine
  • pain in various bones if the cancer cells have spread to them.

These symptoms are not always caused by prostate cancer. They can be caused by other prostate-related diseases that are not cancerous, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate gland) or prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland). It is important that you speak with your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.

The best way to prevent prostate cancer is to get regular screenings.

There are several ways to diagnose prostate cancer, but the most common is an Ultrasound KUB and PSA. A USG alone cannot determine prostate cancer, but it can help determine whether further tests are required.

Another common method of diagnosis is a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland, and levels of PSA in the blood can be elevated in men with prostate cancer. However, PSA levels can also be elevated in men with benign conditions of the prostate, such as an infection or enlargement. If both USG and PSA test suggests the presence of prostate cancer, additional testing will be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. The most common method of confirmatory testing is a biopsy, during which small samples of tissue are taken from the prostate and examined under a microscope for evidence of cancer cells.

Participate in Dr.KAMAKSHI MEMORIAL HOSPITALS - PROSTATE SCREENING CAMP and get yourself evaluated for USG KUB, PSA, UROFLOW study along with consultation from our Best Senior Urologist in Chennai. The prostate cancer campaign was developed to educate men about this disease and the importance of early detection. Ultimately, the goal of the prostate cancer campaign is to save lives by providing men with the information they need to make informed health decisions.