Dr. Vipul Patel is Awarded the B.C. Roy Eminent Medical Person Award

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Dr. Vipul Patel has been awarded the B.C. Roy Eminent Medical Person Award, the highest honor any medical professional in India can receive. This award was instituted in 1976 in memory of B.C. Roy by the Medical Council of India. The Award is given annually in each of the following categories: Statesmanship of the Highest Order in India, Medical man-cum-Statesman, Eminent Medical Person, Eminent person in Philosophy, Eminent person in Science and Eminent person in Arts. This award was presented to Dr. Patel in March of 2017 by the President of India, and the Prime Minister was also on hand to offer his Congratulations.

Commitment to Education

As one of the missions of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation being education, it is no surprise that one of the most outstanding qualities of our founder Dr. Vipul Patel, is his constant commitment to education worldwide. Educating patients on the importance of regular prostate cancer screenings along with the multiple treatment options is a strong focus. Learning as much as possible about the many different treatment options that are available, will enable patients to make better decisions. Treatment options are based on a number of factors and should be made hand in hand with a physician. Options include but are not limited to:

  • Prostatectomy – A common treatment for early stage localized cancer in which the prostate gland is removed.
  • Radiation Therapy – A treatment in which radioactive exposure is directed at cancer cells and the surrounding tissues.
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy – As the most common type of radiation therapy, CT scans and MRIs are used to find the location of  the tumor cells.
  • Proton Therapy – Unlike the external beam radiation, this form of treatment uses protons for advanced precision on targeted tumors without affecting surrounding tissues.
  • Brachytherapy – Tiny radioactive metal pellets are inserted into the prostate. The pellets give off radiation to the immediate surrounding area, killing prostate cancer cells.
  • Hormone Therapy – This treatment is designed to prevent testosterone from being released or from acting on the prostate cells, as testosterone is the main fuel source for prostate cancer cell growth.
  • Chemotherapy – An advanced prostate cancer treatment option, that involves the use of specific chemicals to stop the cancer cells from dividing, limiting growth and spread of the tumor.
  • Emerging Therapies – Everyday new drugs, new regimens and new treatment options are being investigated by researchers all over the world.

Recently Dr. Vipul Patel was interviewed about the benefits of robotic prostatectomy.  As one of the leading treatments, the benefits of this procedure by far outweigh the costs.

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Allowing the physician great control and comfort, robotic surgeries provide less stress overall, for both the medical staff and the patient. Dr. Patel, his team and surgeons everywhere, have experienced greater control of the overall treatment outcomes with this rapidly growing option in cancer treatments.

For the full interview click HERE.

 

Dr. Patel on Sirius XM Radio Tonight!

Our founder Dr. Vipul Patel will be on the Sirius XM “Doctor Radio” Wednesday night at 7:30pm. He will be a part of a Men’s Health Discussion from 6:00-8:00pm, with his focus being on Prostate Cancer. If you are a current Sirius XM subscriber the program can be found on Channel 81.

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Tune in and listen to “real doctors helping real people”.

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Free Prostate Cancer Educational Event!

2014 Educational Symposium

With the International Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Celebration of Life Gala quickly approaching, we want to ensure that everyone knows about the Free Educational Event that will be taking place earlier in the day. Throughout the day, guest speakers, including our founder Dr. Vipul Patel, will be addressing topics that affect both prostate cancer patients and their families.  The Educational Event will run from 8am-1pm at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on March 8, 2014. This is a free event for anyone interested in attending but space is limited and RSVP is required by emailing here. See below for a full agenda of the event.

The Gala, that will take place on the evening of March 8, 2014,  is a fundraising event that requires an RSVP. Please visit here to purchase your tickets today!!

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7000th Case Completed

Today is a very exciting day for the International Prostate Cancer Foundation. Our founder, Dr. Vipul Patel, has just finished his 7000th successful robotic prostatectomy, making him the leader of one of the worlds most experienced surgical teams. Dr. Patel is the first in the country to reach this milestone. Please “Like” our International Prostate Cancer Foundation Facebook page in celebration!!

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The International Prostate Cancer Foundation works in partnership with The Global Robotics Institute and Florida Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Vipul Patel on Fox 35!

In consideration of Prostate Awareness Month, Dr. Vipul Patel, founder of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation, was on Fox 35’s Healthy Housecalls segment on Monday, September 9, 2013. Topics discussed include the Prostate Cancer Screening, a cancer fighting diet, and much more. Check out the video below for all of the Prostate Health tips.

Orlando Sentinel features Dr. Patel & The Real Reason for PSA Screening

Being advocates for awareness & knowledge, the International Prostate Cancer Foundation shares with you opposing opinions in the fight against cancer with the belief that as individuals we have the right to be fully informed.

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Just recently, FOX 35 covered the lead story in the Orlando Sentinel highlighting the new “truths” behind various cancer-screening tests including those for breast, prostate, colon, lung and cervical cancer. While we at the IPCF are strong proponents of screening, a growing body of counterintuitive evidence is emerging and we encourage you to be aware of both sides as you define your own stance. As the debate develops some argue that certain cancers, regardless of screening & detection, are cancers that men and women die with, not of.

Our founder, Dr. Vipul Patel has expressed “… what is lost in the debate is that we’re taking away a man’s right to know…”.

Apart from whether screening & detection offer an indisputable road to a cure, ask yourself the value you place on simply having – clear knowledge & control of your health and options.

Read the full Orlando Sentinel article and form your own opinion!