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Prostate Cancer Treatment in India

In this article, we have covered the following:

  • Best Hospitals for treatment of Prostate Cancer
  • Top Oncologists for Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Cost of Prostate Cancer Treatment in India
  • Understanding Prostate Cancer

Best Doctors and Hospitals for treatment of Prostate Cancer

Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for the treatment of Prostate Cancer.
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Doctor ImageDr. NameSpecialtyHospital AssociatedContact DoctorCity
Dr. Vedant KabraDr. Vedant Kabra Surgical OncologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr Deepak SarinDr. Deepak SarinSurgical OncologistMedanta - The MedicityGurgaon
Dr K K handaDr. K. K. HandaSurgical OncologistMedanta - The Medicity Gurgaon
Dr Rajeev AgarwalDr. Rajeev AgarwalSurgical OncologistMedanta - The Medicity Gurgaon
Dr Rajesh MistryDr. Rajesh Mistry Surgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Mandar NadkarniDr. Mandar NadkarniSurgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr Mandar DeshpandeDr. Mandar DeshpandeSurgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Yogesh KulkarniDr. Yogesh KulkarniSurgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Mandeep Singh MalhotraDr. Mandeep Singh MalhotraSurgical OncologistFortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. Haresh ManglaniDr. Haresh ManglaniSurgical OncologistFortis Hospital, MulundMumbai
Dr. Sanjiv BadhwarDr. Sanjiv BadhwarSurgical OncologistKokilaben Dhirubai Ambani HospitalMumbai
Dr. Deepak JhaDr. Deepak JhaSurgical OncologistFortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall HospitalNew Delhi
Dr Prashant PawarDr. Prashant PawarSurgical OncologistFortis Hospital, MulundMumbai
Dr. Harit ChaturvediDr. Harit ChaturvediSurgical OncologistMax Super Specialty Hospital Delhi
Dr Kapil KumarDr. Kapil KumarSurgical OncologistBLK Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Jalaj BaxiDr. Jalaj BaxiSurgical OncologistFortis HospitalNoida
Dr Biswajyoti HazarikaDr. Biswajyoti Hazarika Surgical OncologistArtemis HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Parveen YadavDr. Parveen YadavSurgical OncologistParas HospitalGurgaon
Dr. Saurav Kumar GhoshDr. Saurav Kumar GhoshSurgical OncologistFortis Hospital AnandapurKolkata
Dr. S. M. Shuaib ZaidiDr. S. M. Shuaib ZaidiSurgical OncologistIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. Sameer KaulDr. Sameer KaulSurgical OncologistIndraprastha Apollo HospitalNew Delhi
Dr. Sharan Kumar ShettyDr. Sharan Kumar Shetty Surgical OncologistCARE HospitalsHyderabad
Dr Sandeep MehtaDr. Sandeep MehtaSurgical OncologistBLK Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Gagan GautamDr. Gagan GautamSurgical OncologistMax Super Specialty Hospital Delhi
Dr. Pawan GuptaDr. Pawan GuptaSurgical OncologistJaypee HospitalNoida
Dr. Moni Abraham KuriakoseDr. Moni Abraham KuriakoseSurgical OncologistMazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre (MSCC)Bangalore
Dr. Mehul S. BhansaliDr. Mehul S. BhansaliSurgical OncologistSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai
Dr. Vijay V. HaribhaktiDr. Vijay V. HaribhaktiSurgical OncologistSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai
Dr. Soumil Jitendra VyasDr. Soumil Jitendra VyasSurgical OncologistSir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research CentreMumbai

Cost of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Unfortunately, we are not able to share the cost of this treatment as we are still awaiting response from few hospitals before publishing the cost. However, you may share your medical reports and we will share the cost of treatment from the hospital recommended for you.

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells inside the walnut-size prostate gland found in men located below the bladder that may grow either slowly or aggressively and later turn into tumor spreading to other parts of the body, if left untreated.

  • Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer among males
  • Prevalence rates is more in African-American men than in white men
  • Third most common cause of cancer death in males, after lung cancer and colorectal cancer.

Risk Factors

Age has a definitive role in developing prostate cancer. Almost all prostate cancer patients are aging men over 50 years or more who are reported to have cancer either in their complete gland or part of it.

Men with family history of prostate cancer are at maximum risk of acquiring the disease. Attributes like hormones, lifestyle, or eating habits could also contribute to the development of prostate cancer in your body.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Visible immediate symptoms of prostate cancer are rare. It generally attacks silently and develops slowly over the years. But you should never ignore the below signs:

  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Pain or burning sensation with urination
  • Weakness due to anemia
  • Pain in low back, hips, or thighs
  • Fracture due to weak bones

Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Digital rectal examination (DRE) and PSA evaluation are the two components for screening

Laboratory studies

  • PSA screening
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Biopsy and histologic examination

Imaging studies

  • Computed tomography (CT) scanning
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Bone scanning: To evaluate bone metastasis

Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Metastatic prostate cancer is rarely curable. In Metastatic prostate cancer symptoms are:

  • Weight loss and loss of appetite
  • Bone pain, with or without pathologic fracture
  • Pain in Lower extremity and edema

Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Management is directed at relief of particular symptoms (e.g. palliative therapy)

Attempts to slow further progression of disease

Surgical treatment  includes nerve-sparing techniques, laparoscopic procedures, robotically-assisted procedures, and the classic retropubic prostatectomy and perineal prostatectomy.

Radiation therapy are presently available in multiple forms.

  • Conventional radiation therapy
  • Three-dimensional (3-D) conformal radiation therapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • Temporary and permanent brachytherapy
  • Proton-beam radiotherapy
  • Stereotactically guided radiation

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer is also known as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). It may consist of surgical castration (orchiectomy) or medical castration

Most men with metastatic prostate cancer will need palliative care.

Cryotherapy—the ablation is done through induction of extremely cold temperatures, can be used both for primary treatment and for salvage treatment of disease which don’t respond to radiation therapy.

The Gleason grading system is used to determine prognosis in prostate cancer. It is based on histological evaluation of biopsy tissues.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy.

It is a normal part of the aging process in men and is hormonally dependent on testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production

BPH tends to be more severe and progressive in African-American men, possibly because of the higher testosterone & other hormonal levels

When the prostate enlarges, it may decrease the urine flow.

Symptoms

  • Urinary frequency
  • Urinary urgency
  • Nocturia- Need to get up frequently at night to urinate
  • Hesitancy – Difficulty initiating the urinary stream
  • Incomplete bladder emptying
  • Straining
  • Decreased force of stream
  • Dribbling  of urine

Diagnosis

  • Digital rectal examination
  • Laboratory studies
    • Urinalysis
    • Urine culture
    • Prostate-specific antigen
    • Electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and creatinine

Ultrasonography (abdominal, renal, transrectal) helps to determine bladder and prostate size.

Cystoscopy may be done in patients scheduled for invasive treatment or in whom a foreign body or malignancy is suspected.

Other tests:

  • Flow rate
  • Urine volume
  • Pressure flow studies
  • Urodynamic studies
  • Cytologic examination of the urine

Management

  • Pharmacologic treatment
  • Surgery
    • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
    • Open prostatectomy – Reserved for very large prostates (>75 g)

Minimally invasive treatment

  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP)
  • Laser treatment
  • Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT)
  • Transurethral needle ablation of prostate (TUNA)
  • High-intensity ultrasonographic energy therapy
  • Prostatic stents
  • Laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • Implanted devices to relieve prostatic obstruction
  • Prostate artery embolization

Note (for foreign patients):

Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.

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