Statistics show 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within their lifetime. This number increases to about 6 in 10 that is 60% of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer after reaching the age of sixty-five.
Though the statistics may seem disheartening, only one in thirty-nine people die as a result of prostate cancer. That means that the average percentage of people who have died from prostate cancer is about 0.027%, probably the least possible for any form of cancer.
What this indicates is that the survival rate for prostate cancer is rather high, in fact after being diagnosed is almost
one-hundred percent. At ten years, survival rate is 98% and survival rate at 15 years is 95%.
There are many treatments for prostate cancer. The hardest part is simply informing yourself and your family on various
treatment options available , their estimated costs and the ability to choose the best treatment option available based on your specific medical condition.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Options:
The treatment options for prostate cancer include surgery and radiotherapy both.
The surgical options for prostate cancer treatment are Simple Prostatectomy, Radical Prostatectomy and TURP
Simple Prostatectomy: In simple prostatectomy or a subtotal prostatectomy, only part of the prostate is removed.
Radical Prostatectomy: In radical prostatectomy, the entire prostate gland is removed along with seminal vesicles and vas deferens. This can be done laparoscopically or even by using Robotic techniques in what is known as Robotic Prostatectomy.
Robotic Prostectomy: Robotic Prostectomy is essentially the same procedure, except it is done using a robotic console capable of making larger more precise incisions, while having a larger field of vision.
This reduces recovery time, the risk of complications, it minimalizes scarring, and it reduces the risk of leaving cancerous tissue.
Robotic Prostatectomy is more expensive and price ranges from US$ 7000 to US$8600 in best hospitals in India.
TURP: Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is a procedure in which the prostate gland is reduced in size by removing prostate tissue.
This procedure helps in relieving prostate cancer symptoms and helps with passage of the urine through the urinary tract if the prostate gland restricts urine flow. This procedure does not involve any incisions in the skin, it is all done by resectoscope through the urethra. Afterwards, in order to drain urine a catheter is inserted. The procedure requires hospital admission for a day to two. TURP usually costs between US$ 3000-US$ 3900.
Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays that in order to terminate cancerous cells. There are several side effects that you may experience after the procedure. These include but are not limited to, fatigue, nausea, and problems eating or drinking. Radiotherapy typically cost $3500 – $4500 in India. Besides radiotherapy, hormone injections are also used for treatment.
These are just a few of the effective of treatments available to those who are affected by prostate cancer. Knowing the benefits and risks of each procedure is a large part of the battle.
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