Prostate Cancer Treatments

Written by: Dr. Enrique Trilla Herrera
Published: | Updated: 14/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Prostate cancer is the most common tumor in men after 50 years. Usually it detected in routine consultations by specialists in urology .

prostate cancer detection The prostate is a sex gland of the man who is responsible for producing part of semen and is roughly the size of a walnut. Prostate cancer is characterized by very slowly evolve in many cases.


Prostate cancer: screening

Urology specialists can detect prostate cancer thanks to a simple analytical determination (PSA) and physical examination associated with bisopia. Most patients diagnosed with prostate cancer do so during the early stages, where the tumor can be cured by a suitable treatment section.


What is the management of prostate cancer?

If the tumor is at an early stage, proper treatment is radical prostatectomy, which is the removal of the prostate and seminal vesicles. This allows control of the disease. Currently, this treatment is performed by laparoscopy or robotics. These techniques allow the patient to return to work as soon as possible since they cause little pain and complication rate is low. The laparoscopic / robotic enable effective treatment and a quick return to normal life. The rate of side effects like incontinence and erectile dysfunction are lower.

In certain cases of prostate cancer, treatment can be performed with external radiotherapy or brachytherapy.

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By Dr. Enrique Trilla Herrera

The specialist in urology, Dr. Trilla Herrera, is an expert in uro-oncology, more specifically in laparoscopic surgery as well as minimally invasive surgery. He completed his medical studies at the University of Barcelona and made the formation of MIR specialist at California State University, Bakersfield ( CSUB ), also won the title of Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona with outstanding"Cum Laude" ;. Currently, he is associate physician Urology Service of the Hospital Vall d\' Hebron, where most of the time takes care of the kidney transplant.

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