60 examined in a camp at Rotary Club

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60 examined in a camp at Rotary Club

Panchkula, February 8: As many as 60 people attended Ojas Hospital’s free multi-specialty health camp at Rotary Club, sector 12A,Panchkula on Saturday.

In camp , Dr Abhay Gupta, urologist and Dr KVS Hari Kumar from Endocrinologist from Ojas examined the rotary club members and their families. During occasion, uroflowmetry test and HBA1C tests were also done for screening of prostrate and prolong sugar level measures.

Among others, Rtn Jagmohan Garg and Rtn Dr JK Kakkar president and chairman of Rotary Club respectively were also presented during occasion.

60 examined in a camp at Rotary Club

Speaking during occasion, Dr. Abhay said that with changing lifestyles and increasing life expectancy, the rate of prostate cancer is growing rapidly in India. But this trend has not accompanied a corresponding increase in the levels of awareness.”

Close to 70% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65, he remarked.

He said further that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in Indian males, second only to lung cancer.

60 examined in a camp at Rotary Club

“While we hear a lot of awareness on cardiac diseases and diabetes, not much is talked about of prostate cancer. Indians tend to ignore or misread the early symptoms of cancer, which delays diagnosis and treatment until the problem has become less amenable to medication, he maintained.

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