WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate cancer usually does not cause any complaints in the early stages of the disease. Complaints that can be seen frequently in patients in this period:
- The need to urinate frequently, especially at night
- Delay in starting urination and continuation of urine flowing drop by drop at the end of urination
- Inability to urinate at all
- Weak, thin or intermittent urination
- Burning or pain when urinating
- Painful ejaculation (ejaculation) mentioned above during sexual intercourse
- Blood in the urine or semen
Back, hip and/or leg pains may be the primary complaints in late stage prostate cancer patients. Any of the above-mentioned complaints may develop due to cancer or another non-serious health problem. In a different sense, the presence of any of these complaints does not necessarily mean that the individual has prostate cancer.
Prostate biopsy: If the test results indicate that the patient may have prostate cancer, tissue sampling (biopsy) should be performed. A biopsy is the only way to confirm the diagnosis of prostate cancer. After the painkillers to be applied around the anus, biopsy samples are taken with the help of a thin needle under the guidance of transrectal ultrasonography.
The ‘Gleason Scoring’ system is widely used in the grading of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer gets a score between 2 and 10 with this system. Low-scoring tumors have slower growth and spread than high-scoring tumors.
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