[Diagnosis, treatment and follow up of prostata cancer]

Birkhäuser, Frédéric D; Thalmann, George N (2008). [Diagnosis, treatment and follow up of prostata cancer]. Therapeutische Umschau, 65(6), pp. 323-8. Bern: Huber

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Prostate cancer is the most frequent diagnosed malignancy in men with an increasing incidence. In well informed men between the age of 50 and 70 years screening should be offered when requested. Not every newly diagnosed prostate cancer requires immediate treatment. Curative treatment should be offered to men with a minimal life expectancy of 10 years. In men older than 50-75 years, therefore further screening is not necessary due to a lack of a therapeutic consequence. Curative treatment options enclose as the gold standard surgical removal, i.e. open radical prostatectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection, and radio-oncologic treatments, be it percutaneous radiation therapy, brachytherapies or a combination thereof. Palliative treatment options are mainly hormonal treatment (medical or surgical androgen deprivation), local radiation, treatment with bisphosphonates, chemotherapy and surgical desobstruction of the prostate. Regular follow up allows for early detection of recurrences and an active treatment concept.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Urology

UniBE Contributor:

Thalmann, George

ISSN:

0040-5930

ISBN:

18622955

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:04

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:20

PubMed ID:

18622955

Web of Science ID:

A1985ATN3700008

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28003 (FactScience: 115439)

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