Prostate cancer is a malignancy that develops primarily in men over 50 years of age. Symptoms at the onset of the disease are almost unlikely. For this reason, it is extremely important to diagnose it early.
Although it is common, prostate cancer is completely treatable only if it is "caught" at an early enough stage. Unfortunately, in the later stages of the disease, modern medical abilities are limited and allow only a delay in the treatment, but not a complete cure.
Prostate cancer rarely affects men under the age of 40, but on the other hand, after 60 years, its incidence has risen sharply to 70% - 80%.
In the last week, the story of prostate cancer in the UK is reported by Bill Turnbull, Stephen Fry and Dart Champion Martin "Wolfs" because it is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40,000 new the case and every year about 11,000 men die from him in the state. Their message is that each person has a different course of the disease.
New research has shown that surgical intervention can be used, but in some cases after surgery, the side effects can be much worse than the disease itself.
The now-established new system for assessing the risks of surgery helps patients to decide what treatment to choose.
It has been developed with the help of a study of men in East Anglia and is now being developed internationally.
Here's a case.
Three years ago, Jack Jones understood that he had prostate cancer. Fortunately, less aggressive form, unlikely to kill him. The timely detection of the disease saves him from surgery for having received good advice from doctors: the side effects of surgery may be worse than his symptoms.
Jack said, "My main concern was not actually cancer - I just wanted to stay healthy and active, I have two wonderful grandchildren, two wonderful daughters and one woman and they all need my support, I'm the centre of the family and all of a sudden I stop what worries me. "
With the new study in Eastern England, patients are informed about the extent and prevalence and stage of cancer, and how it will affect their life expectancy.
What are the symptoms of Prostate cancer and how do we recognize it?
The symptoms of carcinoma are similar to those of a benign prostate enlargement:
- frequent urination;
- frequent urination urgency;
- low stream with reduced trajectory;
- blood in the urine;
- blood in the ejaculate;
- urinary retention;
- pain in the pelvic area and low in the abdomen.
Other symptoms include loss of appetite, pain in the testicles, back, thighs or pelvis and unexplained weight loss.
There are charities that offer support and advice. Look for them if you need help.