In Latvia this year, men's treatment options have been significantly improved, for which prostate or prostate cancer is diagnosed. It is therefore possible to extend the lifespan of those who have unfortunately expanded the tumor. "Young and healthy people can not imagine how important people are in such a situation," said the president of the Association of Latvian Associations and Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital Urologists Peter Vaganovs.
Not all men have managed to get rid of prostate cancer, but in many cases they can live with him for a long time, because cancer is a chronic disease today. In addition, from the beginning of this year, treatment with countries is available at all stages of prostate cancer. Treatments are also being developed that allow you to stay longer during and after treatment and to provide a better quality of life than was possible before.
Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (SPCC) show that out of 8,665 patients with prostate cancer cases registered at the end of 2017, 4,133 records have been reported for more than five years. If prostate cancer is detected, urologists should be in contact with all their lives. It is important to continue regular monitoring of PSA (prostate specific antigen) and continue with symptoms of progression that may be associated with urinary problems, erectile problems, urinary or sperm counts, regular lower back pain or upper thighs, according to your doctor's instructions.
"This year, a lot of work has been done on the health of men in Latvia: the availability of urologists has improved, new opportunities for diagnosis, treatment and observation of men affected by prostate cancer have been offered, which increases expectations for a favorable outcome," said urologists.
According to the doctor, men who suspect prostate cancer using the "Green Corridor", with a recommendation from a family doctor, are available within 10 days. "For those who discover malignant tumors, the latest non-invasive treatments are available that allow you to return to your everyday life within a few weeks and after a long time restore your potential. But to do this, it's important that the tumor be detected early phase, what can be done only If a person regularly performs the PSA test and goes to a doctor, thank you for approving several projects for the purchase of the latest urological hardware this year and a new remedy for the treatment of prostate cancer in the latest stages of metastatic carcinoma Z the patient's lifetime is prolonged, "says Vaganov.
What should be known to Latvian men
Almost 20 years, prostate cancer in the world is the most common malignant tumor in men – the second most common type of cancer in the world, according to the National Health Service (NSA). In turn, SPCC data show that 1,200 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in 2017. The number of unique and first malignant prostate tumors in the first eight months of 2018 was 4059, of which the first was 814 (Data NSA).
Prostate cancer in Europe is about three million people in Europe. Given the diagnosis of diagnosis, half of them live five years or more. If the tumor has been detected at an early stage, it can be discarded and remission is possible without repetition of the disease from 20 to 30 years or more. Even if there are no complaints (prostate cancer can not have symptoms at an early stage), routine prostate tests should be performed from about 50 years of age.
From the age of 50, with a GP dispatcher every two years, the PSA test is paid by the state. In addition, prostate cancer affects younger men. If someone in the family has this, the tests should be performed at the beginning of the urolithite from 40 to 45 years. However, prostate cancer can be treated at all stages of the disease. Not only the support and encouragement of doctors, but also the surrounding ones is very important.