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Prostate cancer

13:43 - 9 April , 2021

Disease

What is Prostate cancer?

It is the most common cancer in men, appearing mainly in men over 65 years of age, and may begin with the so-called benign prostatic hyperplasia, where the prostate becomes inflamed and blocks the urethra or the bladder, preventing easy urination or perform sexual activities. 

Risks

  • After turning 50, the probability of suffering from it is greater. 
  • If your father or brother had prostate cancer. 
  • Eat plenty of animal fats.
  • Alcoholism and smoking.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnostic methods 

  • Digital rectal exam, blood tests to determine PSA levels, and transrectal ultrasound. 

Treatments

The most frequent are:

  • Surgery.
  • Radiotherapy.
  • Close observation.

Surgery is the treatment normally indicated for young men, while radiotherapy and close observation is recommended in older patients.

At ABC Medical Center we are pioneers in Mexico in specialized techniques with modulated intensity and high-rate brachytherapy with 3D technology. We have the best specialists, state-of-the-art equipment, and quality and safety systems with less aggressive, shorter, and personalized treatments in order to protect nearby organs and minimize side effects. Depending on the treatment you require, you can reduce the number of sessions, thus reducing the respective costs.

Fuentes: 

  • mayoclinic.org
  • cancer.org
  • medlineplus.gov
  • cancer.net
  • cuidateplus.marca.com
  • medigraphic.com
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