Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)
A cross-sectional health survey on prostate cancer patients in Bangladesh
Author(s): Murshida Begum, Khadiza Khanam, Amit Kumar, Akid Javed rahad, Masuma Azruna Khanam, Md. Riazul Hauqe Tuhin, Siraj Uddin Ahmed, GM Masud Parvez
Abstract: Prostate cancer becomes one of the most common malignancies in men worldwide including Asia. It is the second most common cause of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death among men worldwide. The people of Bangladesh are also greatly affected with this fatal disease as most of the people are not properly aware of this disease. Therefore, it becomes utmost important to picturerize the reality and extent of awareness about Prostate cancer among the men of Bangladesh who makes up the greater part of population. From the survey study we tried to get some important information reflecting the current status and awareness of the people about Prostate cancer. From the study we observed that men having age range 46 – 50 are mostly affected as 34% patients were in this age range. The results also revealed that, 82% patients had no genetically relationship for the possibility Prostate cancer. Most of the patient got the knowledge about Prostate cancer from the family but they didn’t have information from the most popular informative sources like TV, radio, posters etc. All of these data reveals that people of Bangladesh are not properly aware of Prostate cancer and government should conduct more programs to make them enough aware about this disease which will reduce the percentages of the patients having Prostate cancer.