7th April, 2015
A lecture on Prostate Cancer for the community has been organised on Saturday, 11th April, 2015.
Prostate Cancer is a significant problem for men.
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men (apart from common skin cancers).
- There are about 20,000 new cases in Australia every year.
- One in seven men in Australia are at risk of developing prostate cancer before age 75.
- It is less common in men under 50, unless they have a family history of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer develops when abnormal cells in the prostate gland grow more quickly than in a normal prostate, forming a malignant tumour.
Most prostate cancers grow slower than other types of cancer.
Early (or localised) prostate cancer means cancer cells have grown, but they have not spread beyond the prostate. Some prostate cancers may spread to other parts of the body, such as the bones and lymph nodes. This is called advanced prostate cancer.
Early prostate cancer rarely causes symptoms. This is because the cancer is not large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
If the cancer grows and spreads beyond the prostate (advanced cancer), it may cause:
- pain or burning when urinating
- increased frequency or difficulty urinating
- blood in the urine or semen
- pain in the lower back, hips or upper thighs.
- Radical prostatectomy
- External radiotherapy
- Hormone therapy and chemotherapy
- Treating doctors decides what is the best treatment strategy
More information from http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/prostate-cancer/?gclid=CPTJwafZ48QCFQwJvAodvZQAmQ
Prof Khadra is a renowned authority on this topic and a great speaker.
Details of this FREE event are in the Flyer.
President, Indian Australian Association of NSW Inc (INDAUS Inc)