It seems like the global concern related with prostate cancer has been given the much warranted attention in the Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference in Melbourne.
It was reported that robotic surgery could prove out to be a cure of prostate cancer in near future. It was told that a 3D video presentation of a radical prostatectomy by robot captured the interest of the researchers in the presentation. One of the attendees, Urology specialist Dr. Robin Smart had all positive words for the robotic surgery.
As of now, three "Da Vinci" robots are available in New Zealand, through which 5 surgeons can operate on patients with fine accuracy and even slim tissues are being treated with robotic operations.
Moreover, relevance of the PSA blood test was widely discussed in the conference among dignitaries both from the medical fraternity and political class. The most appalling report was related with the rising mortality rates of Maori and Pacific Island men in New Zealand.
Perhaps the reason is related with the fact that infected men were being diagnosed at later stage.
Moreover, in order to garner support for the noble cause, donations are being appealed for by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, as Friday September 2 is being marked as "Blue Friday".