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Metropolis Health Services organizes Cancer Awareness camp for Prostate Cancer

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WHO estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention. Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day is celebrated. Preventing cancer and raising quality of life for cancer patients are its main focus.

Worldwide prostate cancer statistics indicate that over 700,000 men annually are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Annual prostate evaluation enables you to take preventive action – if detected and treated early, prostate cancer has a cure rate of over 90%.

On the occasion of World Cancer Day, Metropolis Health Services – India’s only multinational chain of diagnostic centre – will conduct Prostate cancer awareness camp across all its centres in India. The camp would be held from February 4th to February 19th.

Cancer of the prostate is one of the most common types of cancer in men and it usually affects men over the age of 50. According to a recent study, prostate cancer ranks fifth in incidence and fourth in cancer mortality for men in Mumbai and the incidence is increasing by 1% every year. Over the past three months the number of men who came for Total PSA test at Metropolis were 4774, out of which 46% men aged  50 years and above were found to have high PSA levels. It’s a worldwide practice that if total PSA levels are between 4-20 ng/ml, a Free PSA test (which measures the percentage of PSA that is not bound to proteins in the blood and is more specific) is recommended. At Metropolis, this Free PSA test is offered at no extra cost.

On the occasion Dr. Sushil Shah, Chairman, Metropolis Health Services (I) Ltd., said “Though there is awareness among the masses regarding cancer caused through smoking and for cervical cancer but the awareness of prostate cancer is very low, therefore this year Metropolis has dedicated World Cancer Day to create awareness of this deadly disease.”

Metropolis will offer a range of special health packages covering tests for:

  • Total Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglyceride
  • Fasting Blood Sugar

Packages will be priced at Rs. 600 as against the regular price of Rs. 860. For more details about the special package or to seek an appointment at your nearest Metropolis laboratory you can send a SMS to
56677.

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