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Aktivní přístup k časné detekci karcinomu prostaty – co je smysluplné a co již škodlivé

Title in English ACTIVE APPROACH TO PROSTATE CANCER DETECTION – WHAT IS REASONABLE AND WHAT MAY CAUSE HARM
Authors

WASSERBAUER Roman

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Urologické listy
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Field Other specializations of internal medicine
Keywords prostate cancer; prostate specific antigen; prostate biopsy; screening
Description Active approach to prostate cancer detection – what is reasonable and what may cause harm Despite the continuously improving diagnostics, prostate cancer represents the second most common cause of death from malignancy in men in the Czech Republic. Beginning in the 1980´s the first attempts of systematic screening were made by introducing regular check-ups using digital rectal examination and ultrasound screening, then in the 1990´s prostate specific antigen (PSA) appeared on stage, which meant a real breakthrough in the early detection of prostate cancer. Currently screening is routinely performed using rectal examination, PSA test supplemented by determination of free PSA and prostate biopsy, when indicated. The aim of this work is to present a basic overview of current possibilities of screening and early detection of prostate cancer.