Signs and symptoms: Pain in the hips, pelvis and spine, blood in the urine and semen
Diagnostic Test for Early Detection: Screening in men above 55 years of age with Serum PSA.
Different Stages of this Cancer: It can spread from the prostate gland to other parts of the body
When to contact your Oncologist?
- The moment you sense pain in the hips, blood in the urine or semen, difficulty in ejaculation you must contact an oncologist
Treatment: Treatment depends on disease stage and life expectancy. In early stages surgery is the standard of care. In locally advanced Prostate Cancer, Radiation followed by Hormonal Therapy is done. And in metastatic Prostate Cancer, Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapy is the standard of care. Upon progression different options are available.
Disclaimer:This page gives you a bird’s eye view of common cancers. It is in no way exhaustive. There are many forms of cancer and related diagnostic tests. The signs and symptoms are many and can also vary from person to person based on disease type and stage