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Prostate Cancer Treatment

  • What is Prostate Cancer?

    Prostate cancer is an abnormal growth of tissue in the prostate, which is a walnut-sized gland that produces semen. Most prostate cancers grow slowly, but they sometimes spread to other parts of the body.

  • The causes of prostate cancer are not known, but you may be at risk if you:

    • Are older than 50 years
    • Have a family member with prostate cancer
    • Smoke tobacco
    • Have dark skin
    • Eat a high-fat diet and are overweight
    • Started having sexual intercourse at an early age, or have a history of sexually-transmitted diseases or many sexual partners
    • Have high testosterone (male hormone) levels if you take testosterone therapy
  • There are usually no symptoms of prostate cancer. Most men who reach the age of 80 years will have prostate cancer. As most prostate cancers grow slowly, many men will die of other ailments of old age without ever knowing that they have prostate cancer. If you do have symptoms, they are likely to be:

    • Difficulty in passing urine
      1. Only passing a trickle of urine
      2. Less force in the stream of urine
      3. Burning or pain when urinating
      4. Not being able to urinate
      5. Blood in your urine or semen
    • Pelvic, back or hip pain
    • Weight loss
  • As prostate cancer develops slowly, and treatment may have risks, doctors often simply monitor the tumour rather than treat it immediately. Treatment depends on your symptoms, age and general health, and on the type and stage of the cancer.

    Treatments include:

    • Surgery to remove the prostate — side effects of urinary incontinence and impotence may occur
    • Hormone therapy to counter the effect of testosterone
    • Chemotherapy to relieve the symptoms of prostate cancer
    • Radiation therapy (high-energy x-rays) to kill the cancer cells
    • Radioactive implants (brachytherapy) to deliver a high dose of radiation
    • If you are older than 50 years, you should discuss the possibility of prostate cancer screening with your doctor.

  • Our Specialists

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    • Ang Cher Siang Peter

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Oncocare Women’S Cancer Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-22/23
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6252 5325
      Clinic:
      Oncocare Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6836 5201
    • Ang Peng Tiam

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth, Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67370733
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre (MNH L5)
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-43/50 To 55
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5522
    • Au Siew Cheng Elizabeth

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Elizabeth Au Oncology
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67374588
    • Chan Boon Yeow Daniel

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Icon Soc Novena Medical Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-24/2
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6266 2273
      Clinic:
      Icon Soc Mount Elizabeth Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-03/04
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6737 8000
    • Chia Sing Joo

      Specialty:
      Urology

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      Clinic:
      ML’ve URoCare Center
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6935 3891
    • Chia Whay Kuang John

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      En Oncology
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-21
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6259 5538
    • Chin Chong Min

      Specialty:
      Urology

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      Clinic:
      Chin Chong Min Urology & Robotic Surgery Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-40
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6235 1180
    • Chong Kian Tai

      Specialty:
      Urology

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      Clinic:
      Panasia Surgery Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-43/44
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6570 2608
    • Chong Shih Jian Simon

      Specialty:
      Urology

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      Clinic:
      Simon Chong Urology & Andrology Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-11
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6262 3683
    • Chopra Akhil

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Oncocare Cancer Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-59/60/61/62/63
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6694 1721

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