What To Know About Prostate Cancer Screening

Publié par hamza lion jeudi 9 juillet 2015

By Olive Pate


Major advances in health care have been achieved in our time. Prostate cancer screening refers to the procedure of detecting cancerous growth before the symptoms are clear. The cancerous growth may however take long to develop or fail to.

There are two tests commonly used to screen the prostatic cancerous growth which is the Digital-Rectal exam where the doctor inserts a finger in gloves which has been lubricated into the rectum to feel and approximate the prostate gland and feel for any abnormalities such as the lumps.

The degree of the prostate specific antigens which are also produced by the prostate in the blood are measured by the Prostate Specific Antigen test. This test examines the PSA levels and measures its relation to the cancer. They are higher in men with the tumor present in their glands. The PSA levels risk increasing due to certain issues such as medical processes and medications and in other situations age and race could affect them too.

The PSA based screening procedures may result in the detection of many cases of asymptomatic cancer. The asymptomatic cancer may result into a non-progressive or progressive tumor that would have otherwise remained asymptomatic.

The main purpose of the screening is to reduce the deaths of the patients as well as the metastasization of the disease. Prostate tumor patients have three possible occurrences. Some of them may die despite the early detection and adequate treatment, some of them will survive even with no prior screening procedures and some of them survive with the early detection and proper adequate treatment however, there's a lesser chance of survival in this case.

Negative psychological traumas such as constant agitation concerning cancer could affect the PSA test results. These results have uncertainty and are not a hundred percent reliable. The screening procedure may harm the patient and bring about certain effects such as pain, fever, bleeding, infections and urinary difficulties. The treatment procedures such as biopsies could also lead to the patient experiencing some of these effects and are thus advised to consult medical advice as soon as they occur.

The effects of the screen detected cancerous growth and the treatment process have been experienced by most men, they occur early and are too persistent and may expose the patient to a little or no risk to a premature death.

Most men will experience effects more than the benefits brought about by the screening as well as the treatment process. There's a chance of over treating or over diagnosis of cancerous growth this means that the men will experience adverse effects due to the diagnosis and treatment of the disease which would have probably remained asymptomatic their entire lives.

Balance between the benefits and detriments of early diagnosis and treatment is necessary in determining if there's a chance of survival for the patient or proves to be detrimental to the prostate tumor due to the constant harm caused by the medical procedures.




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What To Know About Prostate Cancer Screening

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By Olive Pate


Major advances in health care have been achieved in our time. Prostate cancer screening refers to the procedure of detecting cancerous growth before the symptoms are clear. The cancerous growth may however take long to develop or fail to.

There are two tests commonly used to screen the prostatic cancerous growth which is the Digital-Rectal exam where the doctor inserts a finger in gloves which has been lubricated into the rectum to feel and approximate the prostate gland and feel for any abnormalities such as the lumps.

The degree of the prostate specific antigens which are also produced by the prostate in the blood are measured by the Prostate Specific Antigen test. This test examines the PSA levels and measures its relation to the cancer. They are higher in men with the tumor present in their glands. The PSA levels risk increasing due to certain issues such as medical processes and medications and in other situations age and race could affect them too.

The PSA based screening procedures may result in the detection of many cases of asymptomatic cancer. The asymptomatic cancer may result into a non-progressive or progressive tumor that would have otherwise remained asymptomatic.

The main purpose of the screening is to reduce the deaths of the patients as well as the metastasization of the disease. Prostate tumor patients have three possible occurrences. Some of them may die despite the early detection and adequate treatment, some of them will survive even with no prior screening procedures and some of them survive with the early detection and proper adequate treatment however, there's a lesser chance of survival in this case.

Negative psychological traumas such as constant agitation concerning cancer could affect the PSA test results. These results have uncertainty and are not a hundred percent reliable. The screening procedure may harm the patient and bring about certain effects such as pain, fever, bleeding, infections and urinary difficulties. The treatment procedures such as biopsies could also lead to the patient experiencing some of these effects and are thus advised to consult medical advice as soon as they occur.

The effects of the screen detected cancerous growth and the treatment process have been experienced by most men, they occur early and are too persistent and may expose the patient to a little or no risk to a premature death.

Most men will experience effects more than the benefits brought about by the screening as well as the treatment process. There's a chance of over treating or over diagnosis of cancerous growth this means that the men will experience adverse effects due to the diagnosis and treatment of the disease which would have probably remained asymptomatic their entire lives.

Balance between the benefits and detriments of early diagnosis and treatment is necessary in determining if there's a chance of survival for the patient or proves to be detrimental to the prostate tumor due to the constant harm caused by the medical procedures.




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