PROSTATE CARCINOMA PATIENTS TREATED IN COUNTY HOSPITAL ČAKOVEC IN PAST TWO YEARS
Summary. Prostate carcinoma is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in men of middle and older age. It is second diagnosed malignant tumor among men in USA and in Europe. Hereby, we’d like to show the number of treated patients at our hospital between January 2002 and January 2004. We made a retrospective analysis of patients’ histories, discharge letters and operation protocols. During that period 70 transrectal biopsies (12 cilindars) were made, finding prostate carcino- mas at 39 patients. Three patients with negative biopsies were incidentally diagnosed at TURP. Average age of treated patients was 72 years (51–90), with Gleason score 6.12 and PSA average 32.4 (5.2–159). Ten radical prostatectomies, 23 subcapsular orchidectomies and 6 chemical castrations by LH-RH agonists were made. Further palliative irradiation was performed in 7 patients with bone metastases and radical irradiation in 16 patients unable to undergone surgery. Only early detection of disease can lead to successful treatment, so we should search for prostate tumor in all male patients who come to see urologist and are older than 50 years.