Although in Germany per year approximately 31 000 New cases are diagnosed, a disease at an age of about 50 years is extremely rare. Hereditary factors can nevertheless play an important role in this context: men, which fathers, grandfathers or other male relatives have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, must be therefore in same distances do checkups. Also smokers are at higher risk. Smoking affects not just the prostate gland, but it is believed here the other contexts: the pollutants in the cigarette smoke get into the bloodstream, and in this way in the prostate cells. Screening from the age of 45 can undergo an investigation men once a year, but unfortunately only very few men take this option. The screening for prostate cancer should necessarily be done by a urologist. The health insurance companies pay only for the keys in the screening. The urologist introduces the finger in the gut for this and touches that Prostate.
This is hardened or enlarged, it can be diagnosed in this way. Not any hardening or enlargement means however that a prostate cancer: the prostate can also quite benign tumors infested be surgically removed at a later date. If, however, a prostate cancer is diagnosed, so depends it age, of the General State of health and logically the development state of the disease, whether and in what form a therapy takes place. Disease symptoms and prostate cancer is therefore as particularly insidious because no symptoms occur in some cancers at an early stage, but had cancer the best chances in the early stages. So, unfortunately also with prostate cancer, which remains mostly unnoticed in the early stages. A large number of men do not use offering annual screening from the age of 45 Altersjahren unfortunately, although here the chance Early detection would be. In most cases, the disease is detected by chance, if the person concerned on the basis of a different medical issue goes to a doctor or operated.