New diagnostic service (PSMA PET - SCAN) started to cure and treat prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and one of the leading causes of cancer death
Ludhiana: DMCH Cancer care centre in collaboration with American Oncology Institute recently launched a new diagnostic service (PSMA PET Scan) in treating various prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and one of the leading causes of cancer death. Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) is highly expressed in prostate cancer and its expression increases with tumour aggressiveness, metastatic disease and disease recurrence.
Secretary of DMCH Managing Society – Sh Prem Kumar Gupta said that very few facilities in the region have has this state of the art facility and will be of great benefit for patients. Sh Gupta further said that DMC Cancer Care Centre is always in the process of acquiring new techniques and facilities for diagnosing and treating various cancer diseases. The availability of this facility will go a long way to help both patients and clinicians in knowing about the proper stage of prostate cancer, thereby helping patients with better outcomes.
Dr Puneet Bhutani from Department of Nuclear Medicine stated, this facility is a major milestone in diagnosis of prostate cancer. The procedure of diagnosing prostate cancer through PSMA-PET Scan is a more accurate method for early detection of recurrent disease. It allows the oncologist to treat patients at an early stage and provide them a better treatment outcome.