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Prostate Cancer Screening in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Prostate Cancer Screening.

Clínica Anglo Americana

The Medical Checkups Department of the Anglo American Clinic offers its patients access to top-level doctors and technology for children and adults with complex injuries or illnesses, from mild cases to those that could endanger life.

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Hospital Universitario Austral

The Ambulatory General Medicine Service shares the mission of the Hospital, carrying out its assistance activity together with teaching and biomedical research. We are committed to the search for truth and the promotion of the culture of life. We emphasize the quality of work, service to people and

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

You can access consultations in various specialties that will give you full support, the best care and all the appropriate tools to respond to your needs and those of your family.

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Dra. Blanca Elena Ramírez

A private clinic located inside the San Javier Hospital, offering stem cell therapy for a variety of chronic conditions, including Autism, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Heart Disease, Blood Cancers and more.

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Galenia Hospital

The attention in the emergency service of our Hospital is based on the classification system by priority of care, that is, according to the severity of the case.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

The external consultation service is part of the integrality in the hospital medical care system, produces a set of activities that support the preventive, curative and rehabilitation processes of people and is considered one of the entry doors of the pediatric and adult patient to the hospital.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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About Prostate Cancer Screening

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Prostate cancer screening

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a disease that develops in the prostate gland in only the male reproductive system. Prostate is an exocrine gland located below the bladder in men responsible for nourishing the sperm. This disease, therefore, affects only male individuals.

The causes of prostate cancer

The precise cause of prostate cancer has not been established. There are, however, conditions that increase the likelihood of developing this cancer.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

  • Burning sensation during urinating
  • Difficulty in initiating urination
  • Blood stains in semen or urine
  • Pain during ejaculation
  • Regular urination at night
  • Back pains that does not get relieved
  • Interrupted urine flow

Who is at risk?

Men above 50 years of age are more likely to develop this condition than the younger population. Men who come from families with a history of prostate cancer are also likely to develop the condition.

Prostate cancer screening

Screening involves diagnosing cancer. There are two common methods of prostate cancer screening which include:

  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test- this antigen is produced by the prostate gland. High levels of PSA in the blood may be a sign of prostate cancer. However, high PSA levels may also be caused by other factors such as prostate infections, certain medications or even large prostrates.
  • Digital rectal exam (DRE) – this procedure involves the doctor inserting their fingers into the rectum to feel and estimate the size of the prostate gland.
  • The doctor will then use a biopsy to determine precisely whether you have prostate cancer.

What are the Benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening?

Benefits

  • Early detection of the cancer is vital in its treatment
  • Easy detection of fast-growing cancers can be terminated

Harms

  • PSA test may indicate that you have the disease when you actually do not have. This condition is referred to as false-positive.
  • Overtreatment of mild prostate cancer may lead to the development of other major problems such as impotence, bladder or bowel problems.
  • Biopsy is painful and bleeding may cause infections
  • What are the treatment options for prostate cancer?

The common types of treatment include:

  • Prostatectomy- this procedure involves surgical removal of the prostate gland and the surrounding tissues which may also be infected.
  • Radiation therapy: involves the use of high-energy rays to terminate cancer cells and stop their development. There are two types of this therapy:
  • External radiation therapy: the radiation machine focuses the energy to the cancer cells from outside the body.
  • Internal radiation therapy: radioactive pellets are placed near cancer infested area
  • Hormone therapy: this kind of treatment is most suited for persons whose cancer has been detected at an early stage. It involves blocking the spread of cancer cells to other uninfected tissues.
  • Active surveillance- treating every symptom as it occurs.

Other treatment options for prostate cancer

  • Chemotherapy- This procedure entails the use of strong drugs that are injected directly into the blood or taken orally and kill the cancer cells. There are many adverse effects that make it widely unapplied by many doctors.
  • Biological therapy- conditioning of the immune system to help in fighting the cancer spread
  • Cryotherapy- entails killing cancer cells by freezing them.

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