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