Dr. A S Bawa is one of the most distinguished urologists in Mohali. He has a long and impeccable career of more than 25 years in the clinical arena. He is presently associated with Fortis Hospital, Mohali as Director, Urology, Andrology & Transplant Surgery. He was associated with Head of Department of Surgery at Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh and as an examiner with Guru Nanak Dev University, Baba Farid University, and Himachal Pradesh University. He completed MBBS from Guru Nanak Dev University in 1983. He did his MS in General Surgery from PGIMER, Chandigarh. In the year 1993, he completed M.Ch. - Urology from PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
Dr. Bawa has trained more than 80 doctors in urology and taught them the nuances of surgery. Dr. Bawa has achieved expertise in performing various urological surgeries. He has performed more than 15000 surgeries. His area od services include Urinary tract infection, Kidney cancer, kidney transplant, Testicular cancer, Renal cyst, kidney stone, and bladder cancer. Dr. Bawa has gained experience in performing the Transurethral Incision of The Prostate (TUIP) and Minimally Invasive Urology. Dr. Bawa has contributed to various research papers published in National and international journals and the recipient of various awards.
The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system, which makes fluid that forms an essential part of the semen. Prostate cancer starts when cells of the prostate glands begin to grow abnormally
Prostate cancer is one of the leading cancers in men above the age of 60. In most of the cases, it is slow growing and may even go undetected and do not cause any problem. However, in some cases, it could be aggressive and cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body (metastatic prostate cancer)
Prostate cancer is a very slow growing disease and starts with tiny alterations in the shape and size of the prostate gland cells. The prostate cancer risk increases with age and it is rarely observed before the age of 40. That is the main reason why many men die of old age, without ever knowing that they had prostate cancer.
There is no direct prostate cancer causes. However, there are some factors that can increase the risk of prostate cancer, including the following:
Usually, prostate cancer means the cancer of prostate gland cells called prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN). Almost all the prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas, but there are some other types of prostate cancer as well, including the following:
Based on how abnormal the patterns of cancer cells look, prostate cancers are classified as:
There are no warning signs of prostate cancer. The symptoms of metastatic prostate cancer usually appear first in the region that the cancer cells have invaded.
After cancer causes the prostate gland to swell, the following signs of prostate cancer may be experienced:
In prostate cancer stages, the following symptoms may also be there:
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