Current messages confuse doctors and affected males currently haunt by the German press reports according to which the prevention of prostate cancer would not pay. The messages confuse affected men as well as doctors. It is worth to question what lies behind the most strikingly designed heading. To do this, you will quickly discover, it isn’t in the extensive study from Scandinavia to prevention in the strict sense, but to the classic early detection of prostate cancer. This is something else entirely. The concepts and measures for the early detection and prevention of prostate cancer should be separated so clean. The prostate gland is a very sensitive organ that can be affected by external influences and life style easily affected. So, enlargement of the prostate gland meet approximately every second man aged 50 and over.
Most of these enlargements are benign (benign). But not all of them. Each year nearly 50,000 men will develop in Germany new prostate cancer (malignant prostate enlargement). Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of death among men. Alarmingly high numbers, when you consider that could be improved by right easy-to-implement measures vital early detection and retirement savings halved the risk of disease. Prostate check as a means of screening from the age of about 40 years ago, so the previous opinion, all men should undergo regularly a prostate check at the doctor or urologist.
Key tests, ultrasonic and laboratory markers (PSA value), it is possible to detect prostate cancer at an early stage and to treat. Because the sooner a cancer is treated, the chances are greater. Exactly these measures were analyzed in the Scandinavian long-term study over 20 years and found that the benefits not significantly exceeds the cost of the investigation. Therefore, the authors question the meaning of these measures. Men over 40 years of age should be But hold off by exaggerated messages about “prevention of prostate cancer brings nothing” not by the visit of kind of.