With the rapid increase in the incidence of prostate cancer, everyone should start talking about this for early detection, a group of experts said.
“Prostate cancer is a slowly developing cancer, so if it is detected at an early stage, it can be cured. It is important not only to cure, but also to spread information among the masses, ”said Abkhay Kumar, urologist and oncology consultant Narayana Super Special Hospital, Howrah, said at a press meeting about prostate cancer, noting“ No-Shave November ”.
Radiation oncologist Sayan Das said that according to the Indian Medical Research Council (IMCR), prostate cancer is the second leading cancer among men in major Indian cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram, and the third in cities like Bangalore and Mumbai .
In addition, prostate cancer incidence rates are constantly and rapidly growing in all population cancer registries (PBCR) in India. IMCR forecast data show that by 2020 the number of cases will double.
Speaking about the reasons for which he was not found, Kumar said: “People usually neglect the symptoms of urine difficulty, urinary frequency and burning sensation, thinking that this is part of the normal aging process. Consequently, it is necessary to undergo screening after crossing for 40 years. "
Doctors noted that an enlarged prostate gland is a normal physiological process and usually begins after 40 years. But at times it creates problems and becomes malignant.
Explaining about Andropause, Kumar said: “Andropause is a condition associated with a decrease in testosterone of the male hormone. Hot flashes, anemia, depression, and cognitive decline are among the side effects. This is very noticeable in men who undergo hormonal ablation of prostate cancer. "
Prostate cancer used to be common in western countries, but now it grows in India. The reason is the discovery of more cases, a family history, a genetic problem and a sedentary lifestyle.
“The (high) growth rate is mainly due to ignorance. Therefore, we thought about spreading awareness through the “No-Shave November” campaign, which started the conversation, ”said radiotherapy manager Suman Mallik.
The idea of this campaign, adapted from the West, is to grow your beard and tell everyone about the logic behind it. In addition, those who save money are not