Prostate cancer refers to a type of malignant formations developing their elements of the epithelium of the prostate gland. Dangerous pathology is widespread throughout the world, affecting men of all ages and occupying one of the leading places among the total number of oncological diseases. Most often, the disease occurs in older men, often leading to death. Timely diagnosis of the pathological process and adequate treatment increase the chances of a favourable outcome. The causes of the disease are called such provoking factors:
- Age. The risk of developing prostate cancer increases over the years.
- Genetic predisposition.
- Features of the diet and the abundance of animal fats in it.
- Exposure to hazardous substances used in production.
- Viral infections.
- Excess weight.
- Presence of adenoma or prostatitis.
There are no specific symptoms characteristic only of prostate cancer, which sometimes makes diagnosis difficult. Moreover, at the initial stages, the oncological process can be asymptomatic and makes itself felt when metastases have already spread to adjacent structures and organs. If you notice the following symptoms, you should see your doctor immediately:
- Intense pain in the spine, pelvis, legs, perineum and groin.
- Difficulty or frequent urination, accompanied by a feeling of incomplete emptying.
- Intermittent, thin stream of urine.
- Problems with erection.
- Blood in urine or semen.
- The presence of seals, palpable during the rectal examination.
In modern medicine, several methods of treating prostate tumours are known, the choice of which depends on the stage of the pathological process, its degree of spread, as well as on individual indicators. The Israeli clinic, Tel Aviv Medical Clinic, equipped with the most advanced equipment, uses unique, most effective techniques, which are applied by experienced, highly qualified specialists. Our employees undergo special training annually in leading foreign clinics. The wards of our department are equipped with everything necessary for the speedy recovery of patients. We set prices like a public hospital.
The main treatments are surgery and radiation therapy. Other treatments, such as hormone therapy, chemotherapy, are used depending on the clinical scenario and the desired outcome. The use of hormone therapy in advanced stages of the disease gives good results. In localized prostate cancer, the optimal treatment is a radical prostatectomy. We use the laparoscopic method.