Monday, May 31, 2010

Historical background of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is now the second most common cancer in men. Though it is difficult to know the age of the disease identified by the doctors in 1853. This is called the early history of prostate cancer. The detection methods were in this period of history and prostate cancer early arms held a rare disease. We know, however, the ninth most common cancer worldwide.

The first trials for the treatment of prostate cancer in history was designed primarily to remove the obstacle urinary surgery. It was in the 1890s rather than to remove the testicles in the treatment of prostate cancer, but these attempts have met with little success. An effective treatment is to remove the entire prostate, called radical prostatectomy, perineal, first developed in 1904. However, this could lead to problems in the functioning of the penis, and for other treatments sought.

develop at the turn of the twentieth century not only treatments for cancer of the prostate cancer in general, the radiation therapy.
The ideas of using radiation to treat cancer began with the discovery of X rays in 1895, growing by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. Early X-ray, including the possible use of X-rays as a powerful tool in the treatment of cancer.

Radiation therapy has continued to develop through the efforts by Marie Curie and her discovery of polonium and radium radioactive elements. Radio implants were in the 20 Century, used to treat prostate cancer, and is the first form of radiation used in the history of prostate cancer.

Another important event in world history of prostate cancer came out of the Canadian scientist Charles B. Huggins 1941st He discovered that estrogen could be used for natural testosterone in men and control the growth of prostate cancer. It was the first time that I realized that hormones could be used to the growth of certain cancers and control Huggins received the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1966.

This may have on the development of hormone treatments for prostate cancer and other cancers LED treated with hormones. Two hormonal treatments are commonly used today, leuprolide and goserelin, these events began in late 1970 with the discovery of human growth hormone GnRH by Andrzej W. Schally and Roger Guillemin, who won the Nobel Prize for their work in 1977. At the same time, various methods of radiotherapy and chemotherapy were continued to thrive.

been developed in the history of methods of treatment of prostate cancer. If you are prostate cancer, methods of treatment have, depends on the severity of her cancer and stage of cancer that is currently in. A doctor can determine which treatment is best for you.

A key in the treatment of prostate cancer or the early detection of cancer. If you have a long family history of prostate cancer are at increased risk of cancer of the prostate. The likelihood of developing cancer of the prostate with age, especially after the 50th Year of life. Regular inspections are very important in order to detect prostate cancer early and increase the chances of successful treatment.


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