Prostate Cancer is the second leading site of cancer among males where it is in third position in Bengaluru and Mumbai. As per report of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 2016, every 9-10/100000 of Indian Population has been suffered from Prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is slow growing cancer and it is true that if it is identified at early stage, it may be controlled and cured. But for this remedy and resisting the disease, a mass awareness is very much necessary; today’s program ‘Prostate Adda’ is a small attempt of Prostate Cancer Foundation, a unit of Bengal Urology trust in association with Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries to achieve the goal.
Prostate is walnut sized secondary sexual male reproductive gland located just beneath the urinal bladder, between the penis and rectum. The urethra tube runs out of the bladder through the centre of the prostate. Prostate makes some of the fluid that nourishes and protects sperm cells in the semen. The growth and activities of this gland has been stimulated by the male hormone Testosterone. After 55, and due to prostate cancer, the prostate gland grows abnormally and some problems of urination start. DR. Amit Ghosh of Prostate Cancer Foundation, renowned urologist of the country has said that every man, after 45, should test Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) (a kind of blood test) as yearly routine health Check-up to identify and resist prostate cancer, He has also said that only urologist treat this cancer and radical prostatectomy is one of the best latest generation treatment of this cancer. Besides cancer, in middle and old age, for solution of prostate problems, regular urological check-up, taking of necessary medicine and general awareness is very much necessary.
Statistically in our country, Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in males and sixth most common in all population. The scene is almost same throughout the world too. According to ICMR and Indian state cancer registries, if it is increased at the same rate, the numbers will be doubled in 2020. Now average life expectancy in our country is almost 69 years, which has been increased in large number in last two decades. It is one of the reasons of the increase of the cases of prostate cancer. Now about one million new cases arise in every year in our country.
AtProstate Adda, the patients, doctors, senior citizens and prostate cancer survivors have shared their experiences. Among the participants, DR. Ashim Datta (93), EX Professor SSKM Hospital, DR. Avishek Basu, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, DR. Goutam Bandopadhyay, Saroj Gupta Memorial Cancer center Thakur Pukur will grace the occasion by their august presence. Adda has been followed by a key-note address of Shri Snehashis Sur, Senior journalist of Doordarshan Kendra and the program ended by a musical evening of Pandit Vikram Ghosh.