Incidence of urological cancer is on the rise. Diseases like Prostate and kidney cancer which used to be quite rare are now a days commonly observed in the community. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in males.All these cancers require early diagnosis to avoid complication, long treatment and increased cost of treatment.
Dr. Rajiv Yadav, Director and Head, Urologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram elaborates on the early symptoms, risk factors, preventive measures and diagnosis of the silent killer cancers of the urinary tract.
Changes in our lifestyle, increasing pollution levels, obesity, smoking etc. have contributed to the rising incidence of cancer. One of the ways to fight urological cancers is throughan improvement in health awareness and better treatment facilities leading to early diagnosis.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in males. It is mostly seen after the age of 50. Men with prostate cancer may have urinary problems like poor urinary stream, taking more time to pass urine, blood in urine etc. If detected well in time, prostate cancer can be completely cured. Simple blood tests like PSA help in early diagnosis.
Team of doctors at Fortis hospital Gurgaon, under the leadership of Dr Rajiv Yadav (Director and Head Urologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery), have expertise in managing the urological cancers. At Fortis Hospital, Gurugram advanced method of Prostate cancer detection and biopsy which is known as MRI-TRUS Fusion biopsy, is used for timely detection and accurate biopsy. Once detected in early stage, Robotic Surgery for prostate cancer is done.
With advancement of Robotic and laparoscopic surgery, patients have shorter hospital stay, minimal post-surgery pain (compared to open surgery), lesser blood loss and faster recovery.
Kidney cancer is another type of cancer which is also quite commonly observed now a days. Unlike Prostate cancer, it can be observed in younger men and women. In early cases, kidney cancer may not have any symptoms at all. Only in later stages, it causes bone pain, abdominal pain, and blood in urine, loss of appetite and loss of weight. In order to have a successful treatment and surgery for kidney cancer, it is very important to diagnose these cases at an early stage. Regular health checkup and Ultrasonography helps in early detection of kidney cancers. Fortis Hospital, Gurugram offers most advanced Robotic Partial Nephrectomy surgery for kidney cancer, where the tumor is removed while preserving the normal kidney. Unique advantage of Robotic surgery in kidney tumor operation is due to precision in the suturing of the kidney after removal of the tumor. Thus, Robotic surgery enable the surgeon to cure the patient with small scar, lesser blood loss and shorter hospital stay.
Fortis Hospital,Gurugram offers latest technology (like Robotic surgery, MRI Fusion biopsy, 3tesla MRI etc.) and have a team of experts in various specialties who work in close association and make the patient a ‘winner’ in their fight against cancer.