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Prostate cancer (prostate carcinoma): symptoms and treatment

  1. Prostate carcinoma - prostate cancer: symptoms and metastases. In the Netherlands, about 7,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. 2,500 of them die from the disease. It is the second most deadly cancer in the Netherlands, but also worldwide. We will discuss questions such as what is prostate cancer, how is it diagnosed, what are the treatment options (curative / palliative), what is the prognosis, how does it develop, what are PSA values, what to do in case of metastases or metastases and what is the prognosis in prostate cancer?

Prostate carcinoma - prostate cancer: symptoms of metastases

  1. In the Netherlands, about 7,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. 2,500 of them die from the disease. It is the second most deadly cancer in the Netherlands, but also worldwide. We will discuss questions such as what is prostate cancer, how is it diagnosed, what are the treatment options (curative / palliative), what is the prognosis, how does it develop, what are PSA values ​​and what to do in case of metastases or metastases. We also provide general information about the prostate

The prostate

  1. The prostate is a gland that occurs only in the male body. The prostate consists of glandular ducts that produce prostatic fluid. During ejaculation, the sperm cells are transported with the prostatic fluid to the outside via the urethra. This moisture keeps the seeds alive during their journey into the vagina

What is prostate cancer and what are the symptoms and signs of prostate cancer?

  1. In prostate cancer, 95% of the cases develop a growth in the cells of the glandular ducts of the prostate. It is often a slow-growing tumor that, due to its location - usually on the outer edge of the prostate where it does not interfere with other organs - in many cases initially does not cause any symptoms. Sometimes the following signs and symptoms occur with prostate cancer

Diagnostics: rectal examination and measurement of PSA levels

  1. If prostate cancer is suspected, your doctor can proceed to the first or the first two tests. The first examination is also called a rectal examination. The doctor feels with his finger through your anus whether the prostate shows abnormalities. This is usually experienced as unpleasant, but not painful. The GP can decide to have a blood test; the so-called PSA test. PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen

Treatment: internal radiotherapy, brachytherapy or curie therapy

  1. In this treatment, which is used when there are no metastases, radioactive seeds are produced (via needles)

Treatment: hormonal treatment

  1. Prostate cancer cell growth is stimulated and fueled by testosterone

Treatment: chemotherapy

  1. Sometimes there is a hormone resistant prostate carcinoma. In that case chemotherapy can be considered. The drugs are administered by infusion, as a tablet or by injection. It's a palliative treatment. Complaints due to metastases

  2. Sometimes there is a hormone resistant prostate carcinoma. In that case chemotherapy can be considered. The medicines are administered by infusion, as a tablet or by injection. It's a palliative treatment. Complaints due to metastases



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