Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is a disease of men, prevalent in the men at age group above 60-65 years primarily, till recently. These days, we come across patients of prostate cancer into their 40s and 50s as well. I'm India, 25000 new cases of prostate cancer are reported every year according to the report by Globocan 2018. I'm reality, cases of prostate cancer are much more and remain undiagnosed till the end of life or treated for infections or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a precancerous condition of prostate in many cases.

Abnormal and uncontrolled growth of prostate cells is termed as prostate cancer. Fortunately, the biology of prostate is such that growth or spread of prostate cancer is hormone dependant entity therefore can be manipulated. In other words, Testosterone, a male hormone that is responsible for musculinity helps prostate cancer grow, therefore if level testosterone in the body is controlled through some means, cancer can be controlled for a long time and patients can lead a healthy life.

There are 2 ways of manipulating Testosterone levels in the body, i.e. by removing testicles (surgical procedure of castration) which produce testosterone in the body with the help of pituitary gland or using medicines (non surgical process of castration) to suppress androgen receptors to stop production of testosterone. Mumbai Oncocare Centre has patients treated for prostate cancer using hormonal therapies, living healthy, disease free, sometimes 'disease controlled' life for many years.

Prostate cancer can also be treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy in advance stages and with newer medicines and new generation hormonal medicines, stage 4 prostate cancer patients can also live long life. Prostate cancer treatment has a liberty to use chemotherapy as a last resort only, when all other options of medicine fail.

Mumbai Oncocare Centre (MOC) is a chain of unique cancer daycare and chemotherapy hospitals in Thane, Ghatkopar, Sion, Vile Parle, Borivali, Mira Road and Nasik, that has highly qualified cancer medicine specialists who has high experience of treating prostate cancer. Mumbai Oncocare Centre (MOC) believes in multidisciplinary treatment approach because of which they refer patients to highly qualified surgical or radiation experts at appropriate stage for surgical procedure or radiation therapy, other than medicines of cancer. Mumbai Oncocare Centre has high expertise on hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy administration and overall management of prostate cancer.