Those with familial risk factor should get yearly prostate screening after the age of 40

Prostate is the most common cancer among men over 70 years today. Every year about 1 miLLİon peopLe are diagnosed with prostate cancer In our country, especiaLLy in the western regions, increase in the frequency of prostate cancer is observed.

Yearly Prostate Screening Must Be Done

Prostate cancer, as opposed to benign enlargement of the complaints. When it does, it usually has spread (metastasised) to some areas. Familial tendency, old age and ethnicity stand out as the 3 most important risk factors. The highest risk group for prostate cancer, are those who have a family member (immediate relatives) with prostate cancer. We recommend yearly prostate screening, after 40, for those who have familial risk factors, after 45, for those with no risk factors. In a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer; if there is no spreading of the disease and the patient is operable, complete removal of the prostate is the best approach.

This surgery that we name Radical Prostatectomy, can be open, laparoscopic and robotic.

In laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy, the patient's recovery time is faster compared to open prostatectomy. However, it is being reported that with robotic prostatectomies, in addition to cancer control, both urinary continence and erectile function preservation are higher in number and are regained earlier.

We too are observing faster recovery in our patients, with robotic prostatectomy. Our patients come from all over the world making miles and miles, to apply for radical prostatectomy. These patients have a rather high satisfaction rate. The patients can stay for about 3 to 4 days in the hospital and in 10 days, can go back to their normal lives.

There are three risk factors in prostate cancer: Familial tendency, old age and ethnicity. Those who have first-degree relatives with prostate cancer are most at risk.

Our patients have a rather high satisfaction rate.

The gold standard method: Robotic surgery

Prostate cancers that may cost a patient his life can be detected thanks to technological advancements, especially multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Also, the prostate MRI helps in establishing our borders during surgery and in this way we can plan on the technical approach to be used in surgery.

In treatment, the gold standard method is radical prostatectomy surgery. Today the best functional results are achieved through robotic surgery.

Group Florence Nightingale Hospital's Health & Magazine - Number : 5

Date 11/14/2016
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