NEWS | 26/05/2021Talks have taken place over two days to raise awareness of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer.
The programme for the over-65s, run by the Real Madrid Foundation at the Canal de Isabel II sports facilities, promotes sport and a healthy lifestyle, benefiting more than 300 men and women in Madrid. Under the slogan Que no te pille te fuera de juego, the Ipsen and Janssen laboratories, together with the Foundation, aim to give visibility and raise awareness of prostate cancer among society as a whole and to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis of the disease. Women are therefore always included in this type of initiative, as if they're aware of the disease and its prevention, they can be an important source of support.
In order to improve patients' chances of survival and quality of life, early detection is essential, which is why it's vital for men over the age of 50 to see a urologist. In addition, for those men who have a family member diagnosed with cancer, testing should be considered from the age of 45. Participants were able to share their doubts and experiences directly with the doctors, and the sessions were very rewarding, given that the programme's participants are all over 65 years of age.
In Spain, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. It's estimated that more than 35,000 new cases are diagnosed in Spain each year. An estimated 1 in 63 men will develop this type of cancer. Alarm symptoms such as urinary urgency, pain and stinging, delayed onset of urination, urinary retention, increased frequency of urination or the presence of blood in urine and semen may be warning signs.
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