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Prostate Cancer in Men - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Dr. Abhijit Gokhale

Prostate Cancer in Men – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer today. It is the cancer that occurs in the prostate. About 1 in 8 men diagnose with prostate cancer and the number is increasing. The average age of men at diagnosis is 66. We’ll look at the symptoms and causes to be proactive and make the required changes now to reduce the possibility of contracting it. Dr. Abhijit Gokhale provides Prostate Treatment in Pune at an affordable cost to patients suffering from it.



A Prostate Cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in the early stages of development. When it has developed substantially, men may face any one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Trouble while urinating
  • Blood in urine
  • Blood in semen
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lose in weight without any effort


There is no definite cause found yet for Prostate Cancer but doctors know that prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate develop changes in their DNA.

Old Age

It is found that 6 out 10 men above 65 are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. It is rare in men below 40.

Family History

A family background of suffering from Prostate cancer increases your chances of contracting it. Being aware and taking the appropriate steps to cultivate a healthy lifestyle can minimize your chances or even better, you may be free of it.


Obesity is an invitation to diseases and prostate cancer is no exception to it. Hence, doctors recommend regular exercises and a balanced diet to get in shape and stay fit.


Studies show that some races might be more susceptible to prostate cancer than others as a result of their DNA. Research suggests that 8-10% of cases are caused due to the genetic nature of the patients.

Unhealthy Diet

Unhealthy diet or not having a balanced diet overtime can cause deficiencies of necessary vitamins and minerals in the body. A high fat diet increases your chances of getting a prostate cancer. It is best to avoid it or at least consume high fat foods sparingly.

Uncontrolled Smoking

Addiction to smoking increases the risk of not only lung cancer but also prostate cancer. Smoking makes you prone to prostate cancer and hence it is advised to quit smoking.


TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate)

A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgery that includes removing an area of the prostate. It is a surgery used to treat urinary problems that are caused by an enlarged prostate.

Bipolar TURP

 Bipolar TURP is as effective as conventional TURP at contracting the prostate. A couple of studies have recommended at certain points of interest of this more up to date procedure


 Prostate laser medical procedure is utilized to calm moderate to serious urinary side effects brought about by an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). All lasers utilize focused light to produce exact and serious warmth.

Open Prostate Surgery

 Open prostatectomy is a conventional “open” surgery, which implies the urologist gets to the prostate gland through a surgical incision.


About Dr Abhijit Gokhale

M.S. (General Surgery) DNB (Urology)

Dr. Abhijit Gokhale is a Urologist, Andrologist and Urological Surgeon in Shivajinagar, Pune and has an experience of 25 years in these fields. Dr. Abhijit Gokhale practices at Sanjeevan Surgery in Shivajinagar, Pune. He completed MBBS from B J Medical College, Pune in 1988, MS – General Surgery from B J Medical College, Pune in 1993 and DNB – Urology/Genito – Urinary Surgery from National Board Of Examination in 2000.

He is a member of Urological Society of India (USI), Urology Society of Pune, Pune Surgical Society and Indian Medical Association (IMA).

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