A diagnosis of prostate cancer can be frightening, but diagnosis and treatments have advanced greatly in recent years, meaning that a very high percentage of cases can now be successfully treated.
And, here in Alicante we have an excellent hospital offering the most up-to-date treatments.
Medimar International Hospital has set up, within its urology department, a dedicated clinic exclusively for prostate disease.
They offer the most advanced treatments, including KTP laser and cryotherapy.
The KTP laser uses a green laser beam that allows selective vaporisation of prostate tissue in benign prostate growths, making surgery through the urethra unnecessary.
Cryotherapy is a treatment method that can cure localised prostate cancer in selected patients.
It works by freezing tumour cells to destroy them.
The beauty of the treatment is that it can be carried out without anaesthesia and without surgery.
Side effects are minimal and only a short hospital stay, around 24 hours, is likely to be necessary.
Medcare works closely with Medimar International Hospital, giving us excellent access to first-rate treatments for our patients.
As with any disease, early diagnosis is key to effective treatment and a good outcome. Medcare offers PSA blood tests to screen for early signs of prostate cancer. Contact us today to book your test.