November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so Blue November campaign wants to draw men’s attention to the importance of preventing and treating the disease. According to the National Cancer Institute (INCA), prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among the male populationand represents approximately 29% of disease diagnoses.
In the Federal District, the from Monday (6)Sesc de Taguatinga offers consultations with urologists and free exams for the male population. Appointments must be made in person at the two Sesc units in Taguatinga, from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm, and the number of places is limited.
Documentation required to schedule free consultations and exams
- ID ✅
- Proof of address ✅
- Sesc card for those who work in commerce ✅
In the case of commercial workers, it is necessary to bring a work card and proof of residence. For others, identity and proof of residence are enough, so the person can get a Sesc card right away.
Why consult a urologist ❓
A urologist is a specialist dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary system and reproductive system. In addition, the specialist also treats diseases such as erectile dysfunction, male infertility and prostate cancer, among others.
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In the initial stage, prostate cancer has no symptoms and when some signs begin to appear, around 95% of tumors are already in an advanced stage, making a cure difficult. The only way to guarantee a cure for prostate cancer is early diagnosis.
Initial symptoms may be mild or absent, but as the disease progresses they may include:
- Difficulty urinating, including a weak or stopped flow
- Frequent need to urinate, especially at night
- Pain or burning when urinating
- Blood in urine or semen
- Erectile dysfunction
- Pain in the back, hips or pelvis
Even in the absence of symptoms, men from 45 years old should go to the urologist to talk about the digital rectal examwhich allows the doctor to evaluate changes in the gland, such as hardening and the presence of suspicious nodules, and the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test.
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