ICD 10 Code For Prostate Cancer

ICD 10 code for prostate cancer, Prostate cancer is the growth of cells are uncontrolled in the prostate gland. The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis of men who are part of the reproductive system. The prostate is below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the channel that carries urine from the bladder to the penis.

The prostate helps produce fluids that nourish and protect sperm. When ejaculation, the prostate secretes this fluid towards the urethra. The fluid expelled will flow along with the sperm as semen. There are prostate cancers that are aggressive and able to spread quickly. But in general, prostate cancer grows slowly and does not spread. ( Read more : colon cancer test and proton therapy for prostate cancer )

Prostate Cancer

According to WHO data, prostate cancer is the cancer cases of the most general second order on the man. Estimated at about 1.1 million men worldwide were diagnosed with prostate cancer and there are 307 thousand cases of death in 2012. In Indonesia alone, prostate cancer ranks 5th as the type of cancer the most, with the number of sufferers amounted to 971 people in 2011. Men age 70 to 79 years old are the group most suffering from this disease.

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Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer may not cause any symptoms in the early stages. Prostate cancer symptoms will appear when the prostate is too large or swell and begin to affect the urethra. Some of the signs and symptoms that appear when this happens is :
  • More frequent urination, especially at night
  • Feel pain or heat in the penis during urination or ejaculation
  • Feel the bladder always full
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Pressure while removing the urine is reduced
Usually, the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer appear when the cancer has already spread out of the prostate. But the above symptoms are not always caused by prostate cancer. The above conditions could be caused by a urinary tract infection.

Until now, the cause of the emergence of prostate cancer is still unknown. But the hereditary factors or genetic and a person's age can increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer

There are many tests and examinations to determine a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The most common tests to detect prostate cancer are :
  • Physical examination or a digital rectal examination. This examination is done to check the size of the prostate gland.
  • A blood test. This blood test is known as PSA test (prostate-specific antigen or prostate-specific antigen). But this test is not only specific to detect prostate cancer because PSA levels can also rise due to other conditions such as urinary tract infections or inflammation in the prostate.
  •  Biopsy. A sample of prostate tissue will be taken for examination in the laboratory.
It is recommended that men consult with a doctor to do prostate cancer screening at age 40 years, 45 years, or 50 years. Screening is done by blood tests using the prostate-specific antigen. A digital rectal examination will also be conducted as part of the screening.

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Prostate Cancer

Treatment Of Prostate Cancer

The earlier prostate cancer is diagnosed, the greater the chances of the patient to completely recover. But if the cancer is still in the very early stages and does not cause any symptoms, the patient can choose to be vigilant about it. The treatment of prostate cancer is through surgical removal of the prostate and radiotherapy.

However if the cancer is detected when it has spread, for example to the bones, then the cancer can not be cured. The treatment is carried out only to the extent to extend the age of and also relieves symptoms appear.

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