Signs & Symptoms

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  • Early-stage prostate cancer typically does not cause symptoms.
  • As the cancer progresses, symptoms may include:
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty starting or stopping urination
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Blood in the urine or semen, Painful ejaculation
  • Pain in the lower back, hips, or pelvis


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The exact cause of prostate cancer is not known, but risk factors include:

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  • The stage of prostate cancer refers to the extent of the cancer and how far it has spread.
  • Stages range from I to IV, with I indicating that the cancer is confined to the prostate and IV indicating that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

Risk Factors

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  • Age (most cases are diagnosed in men over the age of 65)
  • Family history of prostate cancer
  • Being African-American
  • Obesity
  • High-fat diet
  • Exposure to certain chemicals

Prevention, Screening & Diagnosis

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  • Prostate cancer screening typically involves a blood test called the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.
  • A digital rectal exam (DRE) may also be performed.

Treatment options

  • Surgery (prostatectomy)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Active surveillance for early-stage prostate cancer

Post treatment follow up

  • Close monitoring of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels
  • Regular imaging tests to check for recurrence
  • Regular check-ups with your doctor
  • Physical therapy to maintain mobility and function

At MGM Cancer Institute, our team of experts will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your individual needs and goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists +91 44 4251 5151 and email us at [email protected] for queries and more details. Together, we can fight and overcome prostate cancer.

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