Men over 50 years of age should be screened for prostate cancer once a year for early stage prostate cancer

Prostate is a unique gland in men. Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor that occurs in the prostate. Survey data show that: in recent years, prostate-related diseases have the characteristics of rapid increase in incidence, urban morbidity is higher than the rural incidence, aging and other characteristics, it is the sixth most common malignant tumor among men in China.

Early prostate cancer is often free of any discomfort and can easily give patients a “healthy” illusion. With the development of tumor, symptoms of frequent urination, dysuria, hematuria, wasting, pain and other symptoms have been basically advanced prostate cancer. According to the investigation and analysis, the 5-year survival rate of prostate cancer patients in China is only 53. The prostate cancer patients in the United States are as high as 98.9 percent, which is related to the majority of prostate cancer patients in China. On the afternoon of April 27, 2018, the 24th National Cancer Prevention and Control week, jointly sponsored by the Guangdong anticancer Association and the Cancer Prevention and treatment Center of Sun Yat-sen University, Li Yonghong, deputy director of the Cancer Hospital affiliated to Sun Yat-sen University, gave a lecture entitled “protecting the prostate gland and enjoying a life of sexual well-being” for the audience of the Guangzhou Library. He stressed that early screening for prostate cancer is particularly important.


Prostate cancer is difficult to prevent for men over 50 years of age should be screened once a year.

The high incidence of prostate cancer is influenced by factors such as age, family heredity and population ageing, according to online editors of family doctors. Very few males under 45 years old had the disease before the age of 55 years old and gradually increased after 55 years old. The peak age was 70 to 80 years old. Studies have shown that regular sex is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. A survey in China also found that increased sexual frequency after 50 years of age has a protective effect on prostate cancer. Li Yonghong, deputy director of the doctor frankly, in fact, prostate cancer is very difficult to prevent, early diagnosis, radical treatment is the only way to cure. In addition, he stressed that men over the age of 50 should undergo an annual rectal examination and PSA to screen for prostate cancer.

Early and Medium-term Prostate Cancer can be cured by an experienced physician.

Dr. Li Yonghong, deputy director of the Department of Prostate Cancer, said that the treatment of prostate cancer has the following means:

Frist, Early and medium-term prostate cancer can be treated with radical therapy, such as radical prostatectomy, radical radiotherapy, frozen surgery, etc., and there is a chance to be cured.

Second, advanced prostate cancer treatment methods include endocrine therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and so on. Although they can not be cured, they can prolong life span and reduce pain through active treatment.

The treatment of prostate cancer involves urology, oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology and so on. In his lecture, Deputy Chief physician Li Yonghong reminded men to pay attention to the following two points when choosing hospitals and doctors: first, to select as many experienced doctors as possible, and to complete surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy for prostate cancer in more than 30 cases annually. Second, we should select a comprehensive multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment team of prostate cancer, the annual diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer patients at least 100 cases of large hospitals.

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