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Prostate July 23, 2018

Benign Enlargement of Prostate

It is a fairly prevalent disease of elderly male patients above the age of 50 years. Incidence of this causing symptoms, increases as the age advances. As the enlargement progresses, it pinches the urethra below the bladder and causes difficulty in passing urine. […]

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Urethral August 6, 2018

Urethral Stricture

Urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, leading to varying difficulty while passing urine.The caveats deciding the mode of treatment are - the length of the involved urethra and the amount of thickness of the wall of urethra, which is involved in the pathological narrowing. The commonest causes of urethral stricture are infection or trauma. […]

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Cancer March 29, 2018

Cancer of Prostate

It is a disease of elderly males. This disease is characterized by presence of a strong specific tumor marker, called PSA ( Prostatic Surface Antigen), which can be assayed by a blood test. It usually rises much before the actual clinical presentation of its symptoms. This is favorable for early diagnosis of this potentially highly morbid disease in asymptomatic elderly males.[…]

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Bladder May 29, 2016

Bladder Cancer (BC): Symptoms

Due to the contact between the growth in the bladder and urine, the most common symptom of bladder cancer is presence of blood in the urine also known in medical terms as haematuria. Even if blood appears only once, medical advice should still be sought as soon as possible. Sometimes bleeding may not be seen […]

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Penis May 12, 2016

Male Circumcision and Prostate Cancer: everything you need to know

Several weeks ago there was a news item on the role of circumcision in prostate cancer. This was based on a research paper published in the British Journal of Urology International (March 2014 issue) by researchers from the Biostatistics Department, Quebec University, Canada. The article highlighted the benefits of male circumcision. Read on to discover […]

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Kidneys December 3, 2017

Incidentally detected kidney cancer (Small renal mass-SRM)

Information on kidney cancer treatment Kidney cancer in the last decade has seen an increase in detection through the finding of small renal masses (SRMs) or tumours with an average increase of 2% to 3% per year. Now almost 40-50% of renal tumours are detected in early stages. Nearly half of these patients are above the […]

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