A motorcycle rally to raise awareness of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers and urological issues organized by PPA Phillaur, the motorcycle club and the uro-oncology institute of Aykai Hospital was reported by Surabhi Malik, Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana of Rose Garden at Aykai Hospital, Ludhiana.
Speaking on the occasion, she said she felt excited to be part of this awareness campaign and to be very particular about early detection and control.
Urologist and transplant surgeon Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh says prostate, kidney and bladder cancers are major killers if ignored, but can be cured with surgery. an experienced urologist if caught early, hence the need for public awareness. No one should ignore the warning signs such as blood in the urine, difficulty urinating or too frequent urination, pain, loss of weight or appetite. The patient should be more careful if there is a family history, history of smoking, high blood pressure or weight on the higher side. Dr. Aulakh also added that it is estimated that one in two people will be affected by a urological condition during their lifetime. Our urological health is essential to our quality of life. But diseases and cancers of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and male reproductive system are becoming more prevalent and devastating the lives of millions of men, women and children. In addition, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death among men. The good news is that if detected early, it is curable. So there is a huge need to raise awareness about prostate cancer, Dr Aulakh said.
The gathering was received by Dr. Kaustubh Sharma, Police Commissioner Ludhiana and famous Punjabi singer Inderjit Mikku who were the chief guest of the congratulatory ceremony.
Dr Kaustubh Sharma said: “These awareness campaigns are societal obligations that we believe are ours. It was gratifying to see the enthusiasm of participants and staff for such a worthy cause. “Tackling these societal health issues, like prostate cancer, depends heavily on raising public awareness.”
Nikku said it is always good to see Dr. Aulakh and his team take the lead in raising community awareness because “awareness plays a vital role in human life. Such activities will enable individuals to live a safe and healthy life. Motorcyclists and prostate, kidney and bladder cancer survivors who underwent surgery at Aykai Hospital were congratulated by the special guests.