The radical surgeries for bladder and prostate cancer can be performed by conventional open method or by laparoscopy (Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy & Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy) with many benefits to the patients. Laparoscopic or Laproscopic cancer surgery has several advantages over conventional open surgery with same cure rate. Only surgery is curative in most of the cancers. Additional therapies (chemotherapy & radiotherapy) are mostly supportive. But, many patients and their relatives try to avoid surgery for the fear of the immense trauma for their loved ones, resulting in patient getting wrong or less effective treatment. With laparoscopy the trauma is much less and makes the treatment more acceptable. The Team MACS precisely addresses all these issues and works relentlessly for a better life
Urinary Bladder Cancer. Blood in urine (hematuria) is the most common symptom of bladder cancer and may occur early in the disease. Even a single episode of blood in urine should be taken seriously and investigated. There may be no symptoms or bleeding for prolonged periods of time between episodes, making the patient have a false sense of security. Other symptoms include increased frequency, inability to hold the urine or burning sensation while passing urine. In an advanced disease, patient may have a distended bladder, pain in the flanks, bone pains, or cough/blood in the phlegm (due to spread to cancer cells to bones or lungs).
If urine analysis shows presence of blood in urine an ultrasound scan of abdomen or a CT scan and cystoscopy (looking into urinary bladder using a thin telescope) is needed. When the tumor is seen at cystoscopy, it is preferable to perform telescopic resection of the tumor (TURBT- trans urethral resection of bladder tumor) in the same or next sitting.
Prostate cancer patients most commonly develop blockage to urine flow or blood in urine. This cancer spreads mainly to back bones and can lead to pain. Diagnosis is reached based on ultrasound and biopsy. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) in blood can give good idea about the aggressiveness of the disease.