Prostate cancer

Today, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men. Approximately 1 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the world and unfortunately one-fifth of them are killed. In our country, every year, 31 of 100 thousand healthy men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.


PSA once a Year

It is estimated that genetic genetic factors are responsible for 10% of all prostate cancers. Men in the family (father, brother, uncle) have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer in people with prostate cancer. Therefore, men at risk should be screened at the age of 40 years. Although prostate cancer screening is generally recommended from the age of 45 onwards, the PSA test at least once a year from the age of 40 is very important for the next screening and follow-up plan.

The aim of prostate cancer screening is to detect the disease while the organ is limited. When the disease is limited to the prostate alone, its 10-year survival rate is close to 100 percent. There are multiple active treatment options in prostate cancer. Cure can be achieved with open, laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy operations in the early period (80-90%).