100 passwords will be distributed per day for service
The Campo Grande Cancer Hospital Alfredo Abrão (HCAA) is conducting free tests in the November Blue campaign, which aims to prevent prostate cancer in men aged 50 to 65 years. Those interested can go to the hospital on an 8-hour fast and have a blood test. 3-day sexual abstinence is also recommended. On Tuesday (6), about 70 exams were performed in the morning.
The calls will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and by passwords (100 will be distributed per day), starting at 6 am. The tests will be given to patients within 15 days.
Proceed with the procedures, men aged 50 to 60 years with prostate specific antigen (PSA) above 3.5; men over 60 with PSA greater than 4.5 and all men who had PSA above 10.
According to the National Cancer Institute (Inca), prostate cancer is the most incident in men, it lags behind only non-melanoma skin cancer. According to the study, the 2018/2019 estimate is 68,220 new cases of this type in the country, and in Mato Grosso do Sul, 1,190 new cases of this neoplasm are predicted. When diagnosed and treated early, the chance of cure is 90%.
The prostate is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system producing (secreting) a liquid that joins the secretion of the seminal vesicle to form semen (sperm) and assists in the transport of spermatozoa. It is a very small organ, shaped like an apple and located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate involves the initial portion of the urethra, a tube through which urine stored in the bladder is eliminated. Prostate cancer is a tumor that develops when the cells of the prostate gland multiply and grow wildly.
In early stage prostate cancer usually does not cause symptoms, so it is important to consult with a doctor and perform the exams periodically. However, the man should watch for signs such as: Pain or burning during urination, difficulty initiating and maintaining a constant flow of urine, weak or interrupted urine flow, excessive urination at night and frequent urination or incontinence, among others symptoms.
It is important to note that other diseases and also benign prostate, such as prostatic hyperplasia, may present the same symptoms. That is why it is important to seek a medical specialist to make the correct diagnosis. The sooner you seek the doctor and get treatment, the greater the chance of cure.
TYPES OF EXAMS
The most commonly used tests to detect the disease are the prostate specific antigen (PSA) hormone is a substance produced by the cells of the prostate gland. Most healthy men have levels lower than 4 ng / ml blood. The chance of a man developing prostate cancer increases proportionately with increasing PSA level.
The rectal touch, the doctor can evaluate the size of the prostate through the rectal touch, which can get bigger and harder when some inflammation occurs. This test is very fast and only causes slight discomfort.
Ultrasonography or ultrasound of the prostate is done to assess the size of this gland and identify changes in its structure.
If the disease is proven, the doctor can indicate radiotherapy, surgery or even hormonal treatment. The choice of the most appropriate treatment should be individualized and defined after the doctor and patient discuss the risks and benefits of each.
*With information from the advisory