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We are constantly endeavouring to make our patients aware about and understand several urological conditions. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us and we would be delighted to help!

cancer bladder. Diagram showing the stages of bladder cancer. Human anatomy

Yes! Bladder Cancer is Highly Treatable

Bladder cancer is very much treatable especially because it responds to various options such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The Symptoms of Bladder cancer include painless blood in the urine or painful & frequent urination.

Bladder cancer is characterized by atypical cells that start multiplying out of control in the bladder. In the initial stage malign cells can be found only with in the bladder. If treatment is not given at the right time the cancer cells can multiply out of control & invade the muscular tissues. In this invasive stage these cancer cells get into the lymph nodes and other organs in the surrounding area causing irregular function of the urinary tract & kidneys. If the cancer is limited only to the wall of the bladder, it is called superficial bladder cancer.

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Prostate Cancer

Positioned under the bladder and anterior from the rectum, surrounding the urethra, the prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system that is of the size of a walnut. With age it tends to grow in size and possibly leading to the narrowing of the urethra thereby restricting the flow of urine.

Prostate cancer appears when some prostate cells lose normal control of growth and division due to several unknown reasons. Once the cancer starts to grow faster or even moves to other parts of the body, it can become very dangerous. Although the tumor in the prostate usually tends to progress slowly, it can become deadly if the tumors grow outside the gland. Diagnosing prostate cancer in the early stages can lead to a successful cure. Prostate cancer may appear at any age, but it occurs mostly post 40 years and affects 2 in 3 men after the age of 70. Prostate cancer is known to be one of the main causes for death in men.

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Testicular cancer

Testicular Cancer

General Facts that you should know!

The testicles are two male genital organs in which sperms are produced and stored until they are ejaculated from the body. They are also the organs that produce testosterone, a typical male hormone. The testicles are localized in a sack on the bottom of the penis called the scrotum.

Testicular cancer comes into being when abnormal cells are formed in the testicles and start multiplying. Testicular cancer frequently affects men of Caucasian ethnicity as compared to African-Americans and Asian-Americans. It is considered to be one of the most easily cured cancers with high success rates, especially if discovered at an early stage. It mostly affects men in between the ages of 20 – 35 years.

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Prostate Adenoma

The prostate is a gland is a part of the male reproductive system with a fibro muscular structure that surrounds the base of the bladder. With age, the prostate tends to grow in size and the medical term for this occurrence is benign prostatic hyperplasia. The growth of the different structures of the prostate determines the type of prostate adenoma. This is one of the most common benign tumors found in men over 60 years. Due to its localization around the urethra, once the prostate grows in size it can cause problems with urination.

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Testicular cancer
Testicular cancer

Male Infertility

More than one third of couples meeting a doctor due to not being able to become pregnant are due to male infertility. Infertility is often questioned when failing to conceive after around a year of having unprotected intercourse. Most couples are able to conceive during this time frame. So if a pregnancy hasn’t occurred, some tests are required to determine a diagnosis of infertility in either one or both of the partners.

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Kidney Stones

Kidneys create urine when they filter the toxins in the blood. Sometimes salts and other minerals in urine collect together and promotes the formation of small stones in the Kidneys. The size of the stones can vary from a grain of sugar grain to a ping pong ball, but however if they don’t provoke a blockage, they are very rarely noticed. The kidney stones cause tremendous pain if they start to move towards the urethra (the small tubes that go to the bladder). Although kidney stones come from kidneys, if they are allowed to be eliminated naturally, they will go through the urinary tract bladder and urethra but sometimes they can make urination difficult or even block the urinary flow.

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Testicular cancer
Testicular cancer

Haematuria- Blood in Urine

Hematuria is the presence of blood in urine. The presence of blood in urine can turn the urine pink, red or even brown. The change in the colour of the urine can be visible with the naked eye, or microscopic, hence there are two types of hematuria (Blood in Urine): Gross & Microscopic. The quantity of blood in urine doesn’t necessarily correlate to the gravity of the affliction.

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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction refers to a man’s continual inability to reach or maintain an erection long enough to become sexually satisfied or to satisfy his partner.

Without a proper diagnosis and in many cases, treatment, it can have a serious impact on the person’s life, leading to low self-esteem and unfulfilled relationships with partners. It affects men of all ages, with an emphasis on men over the age of 40. Erectile dysfunction may have multiple causes.

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Testicular cancer

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction refers to a man’s continual inability to reach or maintain an erection long enough to become sexually satisfied or to satisfy his partner.

Without a proper diagnosis and in many cases, treatment, it can have a serious impact on the person’s life, leading to low self-esteem and unfulfilled relationships with partners. It affects men of all ages, with an emphasis on men over the age of 40. Erectile dysfunction may have multiple causes.

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Testicular cancer