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78. Screening for prostate cancer in Greatpoland Cancer Center

A. O'Shea, G. Mróz Bąk, M. Kubaszewska, E. Nowakowska, J. Skowronek, K. Adamska
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(01)70448-8
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2001;6(1):63.

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Vol 6, No 1 (2001)
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Published online: 2001-01-01
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Abstract

Introduction

Between November 2000 and January 2001 screening for prostate cancer has been conducted in Greatpoland Cancer Centre. Among men in Poland prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers and cause of deaths.

The incidence of clinically diagnosed prostate cancer rises more rapidly with age than does any other malignancy.

Material and methods

The screening involved 1657 male participants. Our research was design with participants eligibility restricted to men 50 to 70 years old who were not already being evaluated for the disease.

Screening for prostate cancer was based on prostate specific antigen and digital rectal examination.

Results

Among patients with elevated PSA level, analysis at PSA ratio was performed (52 patients).

All patients with abnormal PSA level and digital examination had (TRUS). Biopsy was performed for 6 patients. Three of them were proven for cancer. During our research we looked for genetic aspect of prostate cancer.

Conclusions

Screening for prostate cancer was met with big enthusiasm among men and hopefully very similar screening would be introduced for larger group of patients.

Abstract

Introduction

Between November 2000 and January 2001 screening for prostate cancer has been conducted in Greatpoland Cancer Centre. Among men in Poland prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers and cause of deaths.

The incidence of clinically diagnosed prostate cancer rises more rapidly with age than does any other malignancy.

Material and methods

The screening involved 1657 male participants. Our research was design with participants eligibility restricted to men 50 to 70 years old who were not already being evaluated for the disease.

Screening for prostate cancer was based on prostate specific antigen and digital rectal examination.

Results

Among patients with elevated PSA level, analysis at PSA ratio was performed (52 patients).

All patients with abnormal PSA level and digital examination had (TRUS). Biopsy was performed for 6 patients. Three of them were proven for cancer. During our research we looked for genetic aspect of prostate cancer.

Conclusions

Screening for prostate cancer was met with big enthusiasm among men and hopefully very similar screening would be introduced for larger group of patients.

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Title

78. Screening for prostate cancer in Greatpoland Cancer Center

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 6, No 1 (2001)

Pages

63

Published online

2001-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(01)70448-8

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2001;6(1):63.

Authors

A. O'Shea
G. Mróz Bąk
M. Kubaszewska
E. Nowakowska
J. Skowronek
K. Adamska

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