The doctor reveals that “prostate cancer” is the 4th most common event in Thai men, 10 new cases per day, 5 deaths per day, suggesting age over 50, PSA tests and revealing foods that indicate cancer the prostate. If detected in the early stages, it can be cured.
From the case of “Nui Akarapong Wongintharak”, known as “Nui Kadet”, he died of prostate cancer.
On 20 December, Dr. Weerawut Imsamran, Deputy Director General of the Department of Medical Services, that the prostate is an organ in men, acting as a sphincter to control urination and the production of spermatozoa. Some people mistake it for a testicle. Prostate cancer is abnormal tumor cells that originate in the prostate gland. Found in people older than 50 years, which are increasingly found in Thailand because they are entering an aging society. people are living longer The main risk factors are age and genetics. Prostate cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men. According to the Thailand Cancer Registry by the National Cancer Institute 2016-2018, 10 new cases of prostate cancer per day or 3,755 cases per year, and 5 prostate cancer deaths per day or 1,654 cases per year were reported.
Dr. Suphawat Siricupt, a specialist in urological cancer surgery, says the National Cancer Institute prostate cancer symptoms Patients often come with cancerous masses pressing on the urethra. Difficulty urinating Chronic urinary tract infection, but in the early stages without symptoms, a rectal prostate examination can be carried out. along with prostate cancer screening (PSA) at least once a year in men over 50
about the severity of the disease it may have spread to the lymph nodes pressing on nearby organs pressure on the urethra causing fresh blood in the urine Unable to urinate spreading to the bone severe bone pain Broken spine The nerves are compressed to the point I can’t walk. and has spread to other internal organs Hole, prostate rectal biopsy (TRUS Biopsy), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear bone metastases are required. for treatment planning
Prostate cancer treatment guidelines If detected in the early stages It can be cured with surgery to remove the prostate and pelvic lymph nodes. Minimally invasive laparoscopic or robot-assisted surgery can be performed. Patients recover faster. and less blood loss If there is a risk or if you do not want to have surgery you can choose to use light irradiation which in the early stages It can also be cured. Cases that have spread to the bone, it can also help reduce pain as well.
“Yal has testosterone reduction therapy. Because cancer is stimulated and grown from Testosterone hormones, injections to reduce hormones or surgery to remove the testicle make the treatment more effective Chemotherapy is a drug given intravenously to kill cancer cells. It is often used in patients who have not responded to treatment. or spread to other organs The side effects are greater than other methods,” said Dr Supawat.
To prevent prostate cancer, for example, from a study of substances found in tomatoes Lycopene if you eat at least 10-30 mg / day. It can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. most importantly Take care of your health and have regular check-ups. Prostate cancer treatment for each patient can vary depending on many factors. you should consult and ask a doctor to consider together the treatment that suits you