The reflection that took place in Blue November this month is about male health. In the fight against prostate cancer, the campaign warns against the prevention and early diagnosis of the disease. "An active search for tumors and discovery before the onset reduces the mortality rate of this disease," said a urologist at the Nazareno Pereira Fernandes University Hospital.
According to the doctor, men with a 1-degree relationship with prostate cancer and African bloodstream are more likely to develop this disease. Because age is another risk factor, Fernandez needs testing from age 45, and points out the need for testing from age 40 if he or she is family or black. "It has greatly reduced resistance and they demanded rectal examinations," says the doctor, although the trend is to avoid contact testing, but 30% of tumors do not produce PSA, a substance that is identified as blood.
The urologist emphasized that through a program targeting the male public, this month it encourages disease prevention without fearing men. "Blue November is a pleasant call, so a man will watch his health," he said.
Last year, 44 patients were admitted to a hospital in the city, a victim of prostate cancer. Among the types of prevention, the Secretariat emphasizes the training of the medical team of the Basic Health Unit (BHU), lectures on human health and prevention.
Blue In November D-Day, municipalities will provide medical and dental care in addition to exams targeting men. It will be held at UBS on November 24th.
In the early stages, there is a 90% chance of treatment and no symptoms. The absence of symptoms does not guarantee that there will be no problems.
– bone pain;
– urine pain;
– I urinate frequently.
– Blood is present in urine and / or semen.
Diagnosis and treatment
The only way to guarantee prostate cancer treatment is early diagnosis. Men over the age of 40 or people over the age of 45 who are at risk for a symptomless condition should go to a urologist to talk about workplace diagnosis. Physicians can evaluate changes in the line, such as cure and presence. About 30% of prostate cancer patients in a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test are diagnosed only when rectal examination has changed. The type of treatment depends on the disease stage of each patient.