Early Detection of Prostate Cancer can Increase Survival Rate of Patient by Five Years

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer can Increase Survival Rate of Patient by Five

Thousands of South African families every year battle prostate cancer, also known as carcinoma of the prostate. It is a cancer which develops in prostate, a gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer occurs when the cells present in the prostate gland begin to multiply at an uncontrolled pace.

Dr. Johan Venter, urologist who practices at the Netcare Pretoria East Hospital, said that more than 900,000 men throughout the world are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.

Venter said through regular screening, early detection and enhanced treatment survival possibilities have become much higher in the patients suffering from prostate cancer. Adding to it, he said, if the cancer is detected at an early stage five year survival of the person is 100%. Therefore, initiatives should be made in order to spread awareness about this disease.

As per sources, cancer cell can even spread from prostate gland to other body parts mainly in bones and the nymph nodes. It has been found that one out of every twenty-third men in South Africa might suffer from prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime.

According to National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) and National Cancer Registry and Research, prostate cancer is the most common cancer that occurs in black South African men and is the second most common cancer in the white men. In a latest study, it has also been found that more than 4,300 men are newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. The study also revealed that almost 2,000 men die every year due to prostate cancer.

It has been found that this cancer starts developing in men over the age of 50 and is commonly found in men in the age of sixties and above.

As per experts, symptoms of this cancer include blood in urine, frequent urination, painful urination, unexplained weight loss and regular lower back pain.

This cancer has the following three treatments: firstly, through surgical removal of the prostate gland, second through brachytheraphy and thirdly through external beam radiation.

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