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Westgerman Prostate Center
Klinik am Ring
Hohenstaufenring 28
D-50674 Cologne, Germany

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... above can be affected. The Robert Koch institute shows this development in its latest study: In every tenth man the malignant tumor occurs before the age of 60. In addition, younger men are more likely ...
... undergo surgery unnecessarily," says Dr. Neubauer. As recommended in the guidelines for men with prostate cancer at low risk, it might therefore often be sufficient to monitor the tumor closely (Active ...
... approach to tumors that are detected by the PSA test: "It is unacceptable that a patient associated with an increased PSA level automatically ends up on the operating table and returns home with side effects ...
... form of radiation therapy, the tumor in the prostate is targeted precisely and destroyed from within while sparing neighboring organs such as intestines, bladder, and urethra. The superiority of brachytherapy ...
... once and for all." About 60,000 men in Germany are confronted each year with the diagnoses of prostate cancer and face the difficult task to choose the "right" treatment. If the tumor is confined to ...
... in addition to the age factor that the decision for treatment should be based on the health condition, the size, and type of the tumor as well as the individual needs of patients. Prostate cancer is after ...
Organ-preserving therapies such as Brachytherapy, gain more importance in the treatment of prostate cancer While with breast or kidney tumors, organ-preserving treatments are now becoming standard, ...
Less occurrence of bladder and colon cancer after brachytherapy than after surgery and radiation The risk to develop a bladder or colorectal cancer as a secondary tumor after radiation, e.g., brachytherapy, ...
... That this procedure has been obsolete for quite some time has meanwhile been evidenced by numerous studies. Especially for men with low risk tumors or men over the age of 70, radical prostatectomy might ...
... higher stool frequency cannot be prevented in all cases, which is especially the case when very high doses of radiation have to be delivered due to an advanced tumor stage. A solution is the so-called ...
... stool frequency cannot be prevented in all cases, which is especially the case when very high doses of radiation have to be delivered due to an advanced tumor stage. A solution is the so-called SpaceOAR ...
... Urology". The investigation showed that men with a low-risk tumor or men who are older than 70, surgery is not the most beneficial treatment method. On the contrary, the operation is associated in part ...
... void once and for all." About 60,000 men in Germany are confronted each year with the diagnoses of prostate cancer and face the difficult task to choose the "right" treatment. If the tumor is confined ...
... was published in a prestigious medical journal. "A temporary increase in the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after brachytherapy does in many cases not indicate a renewed tumor growth," said Dr. ...
...  brachytherapy is far superior to an operation. In patients with prostate carcinoma, brachytherapy, external irradiation, and surgery lead equal recovery rates, provided the tumor is detected at  ...
...  in a prestigious medical journal. "A temporary increase in the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after brachytherapy does in many cases not indicate a renewed tumor growth," said Dr. Stephan Neubauer, ...
... is far superior to an operation. In patients with prostate carcinoma, brachytherapy, external irradiation, and surgery lead equal recovery rates, provided the tumor is detected at an early stage. This ...
... be excluded that tumors that probably would never have caused any problems, are detected by the PSA screening, the benefits of testing outweigh any disadvantages. Therapy with minimal side effects Rather ...
... was the brachytherapy, a more refined radiotherapy method in which the smallest radiation sources (seeds) are directly inserted into the prostate. "The seeds destroy the tumor by high dose of targeted ...
For patients with suspected prostate cancer, there is now a new diagnosis technique available. With the so-called real-time elastography, images of the tumor are a more accurate. This not only allows for ...
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