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Prostate Cancer Screening in Asia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Asia performing Prostate Cancer Screening.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Every member of the team is a highly trained professional and meets the standards for delivering quality care. All staff is committed to delivering the highest quality care.

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital

Should any health problems be identified, the comprehensive and experienced team of medical professionals will follow up with you to provide the necessary medical care, help you understand your state of health and advise you on any lifestyle changes you will need to make.

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Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

With the Apollo Personalised Health Chek™, every individual's health check plan is tailor made (as each individual's susceptibility to develop /manifest a disease differs from the other,

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Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.

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KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital

The unit is open 24-hours and 7 days a week providing care to more than 20,000 patients each year. All emergency cases will be attended by our very experienced Medical Officer specially trained to handle trauma and emergency cases and a team of highly experienced nurses.

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KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital

KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital outpatient clinics are for those patients, who do not require emergency care and patients are stable with non-acute healthcare problems, and illnesses.

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Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Being established in 1993, this tertiary private medical institution offers a wide range of medical care services. It has 350 in-patient bed capacity and is accredited by the Hospital Accreditation of Thailand.

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Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.

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About Prostate Cancer Screening

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Prostate cancer screening

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a disease that develops in the prostate gland in only the male reproductive system. Prostate is an exocrine gland located below the bladder in men responsible for nourishing the sperm. This disease, therefore, affects only male individuals.

The causes of prostate cancer

The precise cause of prostate cancer has not been established. There are, however, conditions that increase the likelihood of developing this cancer.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

  • Burning sensation during urinating
  • Difficulty in initiating urination
  • Blood stains in semen or urine
  • Pain during ejaculation
  • Regular urination at night
  • Back pains that does not get relieved
  • Interrupted urine flow

Who is at risk?

Men above 50 years of age are more likely to develop this condition than the younger population. Men who come from families with a history of prostate cancer are also likely to develop the condition.

Prostate cancer screening

Screening involves diagnosing cancer. There are two common methods of prostate cancer screening which include:

  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test- this antigen is produced by the prostate gland. High levels of PSA in the blood may be a sign of prostate cancer. However, high PSA levels may also be caused by other factors such as prostate infections, certain medications or even large prostrates.
  • Digital rectal exam (DRE) – this procedure involves the doctor inserting their fingers into the rectum to feel and estimate the size of the prostate gland.
  • The doctor will then use a biopsy to determine precisely whether you have prostate cancer.

What are the Benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening?

Benefits

  • Early detection of the cancer is vital in its treatment
  • Easy detection of fast-growing cancers can be terminated

Harms

  • PSA test may indicate that you have the disease when you actually do not have. This condition is referred to as false-positive.
  • Overtreatment of mild prostate cancer may lead to the development of other major problems such as impotence, bladder or bowel problems.
  • Biopsy is painful and bleeding may cause infections
  • What are the treatment options for prostate cancer?

The common types of treatment include:

  • Prostatectomy- this procedure involves surgical removal of the prostate gland and the surrounding tissues which may also be infected.
  • Radiation therapy: involves the use of high-energy rays to terminate cancer cells and stop their development. There are two types of this therapy:
  • External radiation therapy: the radiation machine focuses the energy to the cancer cells from outside the body.
  • Internal radiation therapy: radioactive pellets are placed near cancer infested area
  • Hormone therapy: this kind of treatment is most suited for persons whose cancer has been detected at an early stage. It involves blocking the spread of cancer cells to other uninfected tissues.
  • Active surveillance- treating every symptom as it occurs.

Other treatment options for prostate cancer

  • Chemotherapy- This procedure entails the use of strong drugs that are injected directly into the blood or taken orally and kill the cancer cells. There are many adverse effects that make it widely unapplied by many doctors.
  • Biological therapy- conditioning of the immune system to help in fighting the cancer spread
  • Cryotherapy- entails killing cancer cells by freezing them.

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