• 27 JUN 17
    Prostate cancer can be detected early. We explained how

    Prostate cancer can be detected early. We explained how

    Detecting this type of cancer on time is the best way for a successful recovery.

    Prostate cancer does not tell anyone. It is not noticed if one is sick or not until the problem is more serious. Therefore, it is vital to see the doctor periodically, before noticing symptoms of any disease, so that the chances of recovery are greater.

    It is one of the deadly types of cancer today, but if it is detected early, with some treatments and tests, it is not the most dangerous for people.

    Which people may be more likely to develop it?

    Many people come to the doctor when they already notice something unusual in the urine, little flow or a color that is not normal. These symptoms do not mean that you have prostate cancer but it can also be due to a hormonal disorder for some reason or simply because of age.

    Yes, it is true, that this type of cancer mainly affects men in old age. You can not know and detect what factors make a person can have it. What is proven is that people who had cancer, can transmit it to their descendants, who may have it also in the future.

    Therefore, from the middle age, about 45-48 years, it is advisable to have regular checkups of the prostate and other important parts in men. It is also important that women review everything but in particular, it is not a type of cancer that affects this genre in its majority.

    How is it detected in an initial consultation?

    Once in the consultation, the doctor palpates the organ to see if there is any indication and performs an ultrasound to be able to study all the variables better.

    What evidence exists for its prevention?

    There is a type of blood test called “Prostate Antigen Analysis” (PSA), specific for detecting this type of cancer in its earliest stage when it is so difficult to detect.

    With another type of tests or analysis is detectable but already in the most visible stages with signs already developed. Therefore, PSA is one of the techniques most used by oncologists to rule out the development of the disease.

    What is the PSA test?

    If PSA rates are high, there are signs of prostate cancer. It is not absolutely true to say that the person has cancer since we must analyze other factors prior to the test as very recent ejaculations for example, which would give the positive test.

    For this, if the first test comes out a high level of PSA, a second test is usually carried out to corroborate if the levels change or not and why.

    In short, men over the age of 45 should be increasingly aware of the importance of periodic reviews not only of the prostate but of other relevant organs to avoid major problems.

    In Vithas Xanit International Hospital, at the Vithas Xanit Oncology Institute, there is a specific unit for genetic counseling whose aim is to inform its patients of the possibilities of inheriting this type of cancer according to their family history.


Radua-Kamal-Salah
Dr. Radua Kamal Salah
Ophthalmologist

Thank you for the kindness, good humour that you have shown as well as the wonderful food. This certainly helps to make a sick person feel better and have a speedy recovery.
John.

 

Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.