Data from cancer registries suggest incidences of rising pro
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As per the data in Population-Based Cancer Registries (PBRCs), all regions of India are equally affected by prostate cancer and show a rise in the number of cases. The projection data shows that the number of cases will double by 2020.

Delhi Cancer registry shows prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer among men in Delhi accounting for about 6.78% of all malignancies.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cause of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death among men worldwide. Given the rising cases of PCa especially in rural areas, India too has strongly recommended that advanced treatment, drugs, and technologies need to be made available to rural populace too. It has been realized that there is an urgent need to crease create awareness amongst them to stop prostate cancer being a killer. Hospitals, doctors, drug manufacturers and other stakeholders need to work together to curb the deadly disease spreading and killing Indian men. The government has made it mandatory to get the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) examination which highlights the seriousness towards the disease.

Medical treatment for PCa requires a lot of money although screening and treatment at central government hospitals like RML, AIIMS, and Safdarjung are free of cost. Access, Awareness, and Affordability are the major challenges which need to be overcome urgently...

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