- Calling the attention of doctors takes place in the middle of the International Day of Men celebration.
The male population could lose the fight against cancer as at least 13 men are found every 24 hours according to the National Registry of Tumors.
Some risk factors include poor diet, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, as well as certain genetic factors.
For specialists, it is essential for men to start a variety of medical examinations each year and after 40 years if they have genetic factors or that the relatives are patients who have faced the disease.
The call of attention of doctors appears in the middle of the International Day of Men celebration, which will take place on Monday, November 19, which was voted in the world to make a call to prevent prostate cancer,
Radioterapist Rolando Loria from the Radiotherapy Center XXI. The Century explains the importance of men who undergo antigens and digital rectal tests to detect the disease. It is recommended that at the age of 40, she starts with a man with a background, starting with the 50th year of the entire male population. Tests should be carried out every two years, and after 50 years, they should be carried out once a year.
Early detection of prostate cancer causes patients to be treated for their condition within just five days thanks to new radiotherapy techniques used in the country. More than a thousand cases of prostate cancer are detected each year in our country and about 400 men die from this disease.
Radiation surgery generates high doses of radiation just to eliminate cancer. This technique has between 80 and 95% chance of healing. The procedure involves the application of radiation to a patient without damage to nearby organs such as the penis, the bladder and the rectum.
The Siglo XXI Radiotherapeutic Clinic is the only center in the country that has the finest equipment to perform these highly accurate procedures, and it is possible to destroy the tumor in five sessions compared to conventional radiotherapy that requires more than 45 sessions.
From January to October this year, the radiotherapy center treated 128 men, 54% of whom were prostate cancer patients.
Among the types of cancer most affected by the male population are: skin, prostate, colorectal, stomach and lung cancer. While those that cause more deaths are: prostate, stomach, colorectal, pulmonary and hepatic.
"At this point, cancer should not be synonymous with death, technology has changed a lot, people are more aware of the symptoms, they know how to distinguish certain symptoms, and that's positive because the population is alert and allows us to be timed", concluded Dr. Loria.