Attention to genetic factors in urological cancers!
Prostate cancer, which is one of the urological cancers and progresses insidiously, is the 2nd most common after lung cancer in men in Turkey; especially those with a family history were reported to be at risk. President of the Association of Urooncology Prof. Dr. Sümer Baltacı said that due to the 26-30 September “World Urology Week”, prostate cancer has an important place among urological cancers. Stressing that prostate cancer is among the most common cancers, Baltacı said, “Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men in Turkey after lung cancer.” Pointing out that the disease progresses insidiously as it does not cause any complaints in the person at the initial stage, Baltacı drew attention to the importance of regular control.
Advanced age and genetics are important factors in prostate cancer.
Member of the Board of Urooncology Association and Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology Lecturer Assoc. Dr. Bülent Akdoğan also stated that the prostate enlarges with age due to the male hormone called testosterone.
Pointing out that some men may experience complaints such as frequent urination and difficulty in evacuating with this growth, Akdoğan stated that it is beneficial to minimize the consumption of liquid foods such as tea and coffee, especially in the evening, to reduce the complaints.
Emphasizing that the most important cause of prostate cancer is advanced age and genetics, Akdoğan said, “Even though meat and dairy products related to diet are blamed, research has not revealed an important dietary reason. In prostate cancer, advanced stage patients may develop bloody urination, sexual disorders and bone pains. he said.
Bladder cancer ranks 3rd in men
Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology Lecturer and Urooncology Association Member Assist. Assoc. Dr. İlker Tinay, on the other hand, stated that bladder cancer is the 7th among the cancers encountered in the male population all over the world, the 11th among the most common cancers when both genders are evaluated together, and 8 percent among the cancers detected in the male population in Turkey according to the Health Statistics Yearbook of the Ministry of Health. He noted that he was in the 3rd place with a ratio of .
Ultrasound alone may not be sufficient in the diagnosis of bladder cancer!
While the incidence of bladder cancer is reported to be 9 out of every 100 thousand people worldwide, this rate has increased over the years in Turkey and this figure is reported as 21 people according to the latest data from 2013, Tinay said:
“Although this cancer, which is more common in men than in women, is generally seen in older people, it has been increasingly detected in the younger population under 40 in recent years. The two main risk factors reported for the development of bladder cancer are the use of cigarettes and tobacco products, and exposure to chemicals in the workplace. Smoking causes this disease in almost half of the patients, and those who consume tobacco products are 6 times more at risk of developing bladder cancer than those who do not. A clear genetic disorder has not yet been identified for the emergence of this disease, and the presence of this disease in the family has a very low effect on the occurrence of this disease in other individuals.
Explaining the most common symptom and patient complaint of the disease as blood in the urine, Tinay noted that besides the pain accompanying the bleeding in the urine, this condition can be completely painless, and the bleeding can be continuous or intermittent.