Dr. G.Thirumalai Ganesan

MS, M.Ch, FRCS(Glasg), FRCS (Urol)(UK)

Sarayu Medical Center, Q-39, 6th Avenue
Anna Nagar, Chennai-40 (Near K4 Police Station)
Tel: +91-44-45550367/68/69,
+91-97909-60550, +91-98412-33777
Email: endouro@gmail.com

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a malignant tumour of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized organ located in front of the rectum and right below the bladder. The function of the prostate gland is to produce part of the seminal fluid, the solution that carries sperm.

Overview

Prostate CancerWhile there is no known cause, the risk for prostate cancer increases with age, with men over 65 at highest risk. Studies show that a man's risk for prostate cancer increases if a close male relative (father, brother, uncle, grandfather) has the disease. And some studies suggest that a diet of high-fat red meat and dairy products appears to stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Most early prostate cancers cause no symptoms. When symptoms are present, they may include changes in urinary flow, frequency or urgency, erectile difficulties, or pain in the pelvis, hip, or back. These symptoms may occur in other diseases unrelated to prostate cancer.


Diagnosis

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal examination are the most effective tests currently available for early detection of prostate cancer. As part of an annual check up, the American Cancer Society recommends an annual prostate examination beginning at age 50 for men with no risk factors and age 45 for men at increased risk.


Treatment Options

The earlier prostate cancer is detected, the better the chance for a complete cure. The Institute of Urology is one of the country's leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of early-stage prostate cancer. A number of treatment options are available, including surgery, external beam radiation, and radioactive prostate seed implantation. Our Urologist has got the expertise in performing Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy through small keyholes.