The diagnosis of prostate cancer is initially a shock for many men. The more you know about your disease, the better you will be able to choose the treatment that is right for you. The specialists at the Wesdeutsche Prostatazentrum provide answers to frequently asked questions.
Surgery, radiation, or just wait and see? There is hardly any other type of cancer where there are so many misunderstandings, prejudices and misinformation as in the treatment of prostate cancer. With the "10 Misconceptions about the Treatment of Prostate Cancer", the West German Prostate Center wants to eliminate knowledge deficits and contribute to a better education of men.
What is the significance of brachytherapy in the treatment of localized prostate cancer? What are the effectiveness and side effects compared to surgical removal of the prostate? How do the different patient groups benefit from brachytherapy? The West German Prostate Center will inform you on the basis of the latest scientific findings.
Complaints caused by benign prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia) can severely impair the quality of life of those affected and can lead to complications and late complications. A checklist should help you to recognise the first signs and consult a doctor if necessary.
What does PSA mean? How important is the PSA test in the early detection of prostate cancer? What are the benefits and risks? Experts from the West German Prostate Center (WPZ) answer the most important questions about PSA.
In about 35 percent of all patients with prostate carcinoma who have been treated with brachytherapy, a primary drop in the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) leads to a renewed increase in PSA, which again drops spontaneously after some time.
Anyone who reads up on the PSA test for the early detection of prostate cancer encounters contradictory information and recommendations. However, the German Society of Urology leaves no doubt about its effectiveness in the guidelines for the early detection, diagnosis and therapy of prostate cancer.
Many prostate cancer patients are unsettled by the corona pandemic: How does the pandemic affect my cancer therapy? Do I have to stop the radiation treatment? Am I at particular risk? The West German Prostate Center answers the most frequently asked questions about "COVID-19 and prostate cancer".