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Tuesday:
08:00-12:00 | 14:00-17:00
Wednesday: 08:00-12:00
Thursday:
08:00-12:00 | 14:30-17:30
Friday: 08:00-13:00

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Dr. med. Jens M. Schlicht
Lutrinastraße 27
67655 Kaiserslautern

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kontakt@dr-med-schlicht.de

Prevention is better than cure

Know your statsProstate Cancer

Each year, nearly 240 000 men in the US will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 28 000 will die from the disease. Most prostate cancer is diagnosed in men older then 65.

Who is at Risk?

How can I reduce my Risk or detect Prostate Cancer early?

You might lower your risk of prostate cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising and never smoking or quitting if you do smoke.
At 50, start talking with your health care professional about the pros and cons of getting tested or not getting tested.
There is no question that in some cases early detection of prostate cancer followed by prompt treatment saves live.
It is also clear that some men are treated for cancers that will never cause them harm and they must live with the side effects and complications of this treatment.
Currently available tests are useful but are not 100 percent accurate. Sometimes a test indicates cancer where it does exist.
If you are an African American man, or if you have a close relative (father, son or brother) who had prostate cancer befor age 65, start talking to your doctor about prostate cancer when you are 45. If more than one close male relative had prostate cancer befor 65, start that talk when you turn 40.

What are the Symptoms?

In the early stages, there are usually no symptoms. Some men experience symptoms that include:
Urinary problems (not being able to urinate, having trouble starting or stopping urine flow, having a weak or interrupted urine flow, feeling pain or burning sensation while urinating)
Blood in the urine.
Painful or difficult erection.
Pain in lower back, pelvis or upper things.

What are the treatment Options?

Current treatment options vary, depending on the stage of the cancer and other medical conditions of the individual.
Treatments include surgery, radiation or hormone therapy. Sometimes treatment are combined.
Some prostate cancers grow very slowly and do not requiere immediate treatment. In these cases, men and their doctors may decide on "active surveillance" with regular follow-ups,
usually every three to six months. This option should be open to reassessment, as a man´s condition or concerns may change.

SIX Ways to Prevent Cancer

  • Don´t use Tobacco.
  • Stay active and maintain a healthy Weight!
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods, especially Plant-Based foods!
  • Get screened!
  • If you drink alcohol, limit the amount!
  • Be safe in the Sun!

This guide uses information from the following source: preventcancer.org