1. Annually prostate cancer is detected in approximately 10 000 men in Poland
Prostate cancer is one of the most common tumor in men. Prostate cancer cause 8% of deaths among Polish men. The incidence of prostate cancer account for 13% of cases of cancer in men in Poland, and its number continues to increase. Prostate cancer occupies the second position among the morbidity (after lung cancer and after colon cancer).
2. The initial stage of prostate cancer may be asymptomatic
Man should be worried by difficulty urinating, weak and intermittent stream of urine or frequent urination in the nights. Quite often these symptoms are accompanied by pain and burning and a sudden need to urinate. At the time when this kind of problems start to appear, the cancer can already be very advanced and difficult to treat. If a man complains of these symptoms, he should go to the urologist immediately.
3. Genetic factor is the most important in development of prostate cancer
The risk of getting the disease by men who have close relatives suffering from prostate cancer is twice as large. If several first-generation relatives in different generations had cancer the risk rises even tenfold. Hereditary prostate cancer usually appears early, even before the age of 55.
4. Simple and low-cost blood test PSA allows for early detection of prostate cancer
Elevated concentration of prostate-specific antigen - PSA in blood serum, is an early sign of prostate cancer. Observation of the growth of this indicator can also be a signal to diagnose BPH or prostatitis, the most common disorders of this organ. PSA increase is a signal to visit the urologist. Examination is simple, its result is available next day and it cost is about 20 PLN. It can be done with a routine blood test.
EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER IS CHANCE FOR FULL RECOVERY
5. Woman’s role in early detection of disease
When close man is complaining of "pain in the toilet," his words should not be underestimated. He should be taken to the internist or urologist. Simple research and interview will allow the doctor for early detection of prostate disease, including cancer.
6. Modern methods of prostate cancer treatment
With the introduction of modern minimally invasive methods of cancer treatment, prostate disease becomes chronic and life quality constantly increases. HIFU method is available for over two years in Poland. This minimally invasive treatment method uses ultrasound to destroy the prostate tumor. After two days of hospitalization, patient gets out of the hospital and returns to daily activites. Nanoknife technology, also used in the treatment of other cancers, uses the alternating electric field to destroy foci of cancer cells in the prostate tissue.
7. Comprehensive care and support for patients with prostate cancer
A holistic approach to the fight against cancer can be provided by an interdisciplinary team, which consists of a urologist, oncologist, radiotherapist, psychooncologist and nutritionist. Taking care of the various aspects of men's health results in a faster recovery and better health.
8. Even advanced cancer can be treated
Advanced prostate tumor can be treated with satisfying result. Contemporary medicine, low-invasive surgeries and selection of several therapies at the same time allow for an effective fight against the disease.