Open Journal of Urology

Volume 8, Issue 5 (May 2018)

ISSN Print: 2160-5440   ISSN Online: 2160-5629

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Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer in Urology

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DOI: 10.4236/oju.2018.85016    944 Downloads   1,529 Views  


Introduction: Describe the diagnostic approach and management of prostate cancer at the medico-surgical center of urology in Douala, Cameroon. Materials and methods: This was a descriptive retrospective study reviewing 100 patient’s records suffering of prostate cancer from January 2011 to December 2015. The studied variables were clinical, paraclinical and therapeutic. Results: The mean age was 65 years with extrems of 50 and 85. Rectal examination was suggestive in 63 cases. 7 patients had a family history. The average PSA rate was 43.23 ng/ml. Histology has concluded to an adenocarcinoma in all patients. The gleason score was equal or greater than to 7 for 53 patients (53%). The extended assessment revealed distant metastasis for 43 patients. The treatment was: surveillance (n = 33), total laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (n = 24), surgical hormone therapy (n = 10), medical hormone therapy (n = 28) and chemotherapy coupled with hormone therapy (n = 5). Conclusion: Prostate cancer is common in Douala; its diagnosis is made late. Radical treatment is possible for localized cancers, hence the interest of early detection.

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Kamadjou, C. , Rimtebaye, K. , Eyongeta, D. , Kameni, A. , Kamga, J. and Njinou, B. (2018) Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer in Urology. Open Journal of Urology, 8, 161-165. doi: 10.4236/oju.2018.85016.

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