According to the recent data, about 29,000 men suffer from this disease each year, making it the most common form of male cancer. When the prostate tissue is examined under the microscope after surgery or at an autopsy, cancer is found in 50 percent of men over the age of 70 and virtually all of those over 90, although most of them do not become aware of the disease in the absence of recognizable symptoms. The treatment of prostate cancer includes surgery, external radiotherapy, brachytherapy, hormonal treatment and active surveillance when the life expectancy parameter is taken into account.
Prostate cancer can be cured once it is localized. Depending on several factors regarding the patient, such as age, quality of life, prostate size, levels of tumor markers, among others the specialist doctor in Urology will determine a line of study, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the disease individually.