Treatment Prostate cancer abroad

Prostate cancer is also known as the carnicoma of the prostate. The prostate is responsible for a variety of functions - from the synthesis of the male sex hormone (testosterone) to the sensations during orgasm.
Men over 50-60 years usually experience prostate cancer. The probability of developing the prostate cancer increases rapidly after age 50 and the majority of cases is diagnosed among men over 60-65 years old. For younger men the possibility of prostate cancer development is very little. The prognosis for prostate cancer is 5-year survival rate from 70 to 80%. Prostate cancer diagnosis is usually done with the help of tumor marker, that can locate the origin of malignant cells.
The causes of prostate cancer are:

  1. hereditary susceptibility. the risk is doubled if the father or the brother had prostate cancer.
  2. progression of prostatic hyperplasia
  3. infectious disease
  4. big amount of sexual partners
  5. red meat, fatty food

Prostate cancer symptoms  

Early signs of prostate cancer include       

  1.  frequent urination at night
  2.  difficulty urinating
  3.  feeling that the bladder was not emptied fully

Other signs of prostate cancer are

  1.  absence of erection
  2.  impotence
  3.  reduction of semen ejaculation

Stages of cancer of prostate:

I - the tumor was detected during the examination of adenomas
II - neoplasm cells are detected during the biopsy
III - frequent urination, metastases in the pelvic and lymph nodes
IV - the metastases spread to the bones, other organs and form separate tumors.

Prostate cancer treatment

The early stages

During the local forms of prostate cancer following prostate cancer treatment options are applied:

  1. prostatectomy - removal of the male prostate (it is removed with seminal vesicles);The same efficiency have the external beam radiotherapy and radical prostatectomy . As a rule, young men undergo a radical prostatectomy and patients who are older- radiation therapy.   
  2. proton therapy for prostate cancer 1, which is safer than radiation therapy, as it has the minimal exit dose.       
  3. ultrasound ablation of tumors by focused high intensity ultrasound.

Ultrasonic ablation of prostate tumors uses a high-intensity ultrasound (HIFU), which is a noninvasive method of treatment. During this treatment for prostate cancer which the ultrasonic beams are focused on a predetermined point.Usually the prostate cancer which is localized (when there are no metastases) can be treated well. Removal of the tumor is possible only for local neoplasms. Modern treatment strategies include prostate cancer surgery, radiation therapy and in rare cases observation, if the person is older than 60.
Prostatectomy is still the leading method of treatment, but as the robotic surgery develops, it may soon become obsolete.

Progressed stages

During the 3rd and 4th stages (characterized by the spread of metastases to other organs), the following prostate cancer treatments are applied:

  1. teletherapy, which is basically a radiation treatment for cancer, is combined with 
  2. hormonal therapy
  3. monotherapy.Monotherapy suggests a lifelong use of special medicines and hormones(the cancellation is possible only by the prescription of the doctor, for example, in case of recovery or intolerance).
  4.  intermittent therapy (the drugs are taken periodically) is applied only to the patients whose case is not to severe.
  5. operative (surgical) castration. The operation is irreversible and detrimental effect involve the patient`s depression. If a patient has enough money, he can undergo medical castration as its effects are reversible.

Metastatic forms are treated only symptomatically or palliatively. Hormonal therapy can delay the rapid development  of the disease, prevent further complications and alleviate the symptoms, but it does not increase the survival rate.

Diet as a treatment of cancer of prostate

The studies show that food rich in fat contributes to prostate cancer by 30-40%. The men who include meat, milk, eggs, cheese in their everyday nutrition are under the risk. Vegetarians are a little less likely to get sick. The probability is also increased if the level of vitamin D in the blood is low, It usually happens due to the absence of ultraviolet exposure. Constant consumption of broccoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables lowers the risk by 40%.         
Best prostate cancer treatment centers   

The most prominent medical centers can increase the chances for full recovery by several times. Such centers are

  1. New York Prostate Institute
  2. Moffit Cancer Center
  3. The Texas University, Anderson Cancer Center.

These centers are considered the best, as they offer the proton therapy, which can not be performed in simple hospitals, that do not specialize in prostate cancer. They also have such facility as robotic prostatectomy, which is a new word in the medical world. During the robotic prostatectomy, doctors use robotical device to assist them in the operation. Robotic surgery can enhance the skills of surgeons during the operation. This method is very precise and it requires less time.

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