January 8, 2020

Treatments-Test your knowledge

Test Your Knowledge is a fun little quiz that covers five major topics related to prostate cancer: prevention, symptoms, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. You will, therefore, find below five questions testing your knowledge which relates to the fifth topic being treatments. You will find the answers at the bottom of the page. Have fun and learn more about prostate cancer!

Bien connaitre ses options pour prendre une décision éclairée - Homme assis mains derrière le cou pensant aux choix de traitements de son cancer de la prostate

Test your knowledge in 5 questions

We can treat prostate cancer with natural health products and herbal medicines.
TRUE or FALSE

In the event of cancer discovered on only one side of the prostate, we can remove only the affected part.
TRUE or FALSE

If very small, prostate cancer can go away on its own.
TRUE or FALSE

Which statement is false? Treatment for localized prostate cancer may include the following options:
A. Radical surgery (radical prostatectomy)
B. External radiation therapy or brachytherapy
C. Active monitoring
D. Chemotherapy

Today, men can live for several years with advanced prostate cancer.
TRUE or FALSE


Answers

We can treat prostate cancer with natural health products and herbal medicines.
Thank you for your participation. The answer is FALSE!

Alternative or alternative medicine is not based on research and has not been shown to be effective and safe in treating cancer. Delaying or refusing traditional treatments to use alternative medicines - natural health products or herbs - can have serious consequences for your health, including the growth of the cancerous tumor or the spread of cancer to other parts of the world. body.

For the many people who already use alternative medicine, the lack of scientific knowledge about these therapies can constitute a risk and cause, for example, undesirable effects due to an inadequate dosage, improper use of the product or the drug interaction between two treatments.

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In the event of cancer discovered on only one side of the prostate, we can remove only the affected part
Thank you for your participation. The answer is FALSE!

No. Even if the digital rectal examination or prostate biopsy only shows cancer on one side, on a single prostate lobe, we know that it is often a multifocal cancer, meaning we generally find in several cancerous cells, distributed throughout the prostate. For this reason, it is essential to remove the entire gland in the event of an operation, or to treat it completely in the event of external radiotherapy or brachytherapy.

If very small, prostate cancer can go away on its own.
Thank you for your participation. The answer is FALSE!

No, but in many cases prostate cancer progresses slowly and may, for a long time, cause no symptoms, not spread, and may not endanger the life of the patient. In older men (usually over the age of 70), slow-growing cancer is never a problem and the patient dies of something else. When everything indicates that the cancer will progress slowly, the doctor may prefer to wait for a possible manifestation of the disease before starting treatment. It is important in some cases to weigh the disadvantages of treatment against the risks of cancer.

Which statement is false? Treatment for localized prostate cancer may include the following options:
Thank you for participating! The answer is D!

A. Radical surgery (radical prostatectomy)
B. External radiation therapy or brachytherapy
C. Active monitoring
D. Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is reserved for metastatic cancers. Because chemotherapy usually targets fast-growing cancer cells, it is not recommended for men with early-stage prostate cancer who have a slow-growing tumor. It is most often used to treat men whose cancer has returned or has spread to another part of the body after hormone therapy.

Today, men can live for several years with advanced prostate cancer.
Thank you for your participation. The answer is TRUE!

There are many forms of prostate cancer, just as there are several causes, and the course of the disease varies greatly from person to person. Although scientific knowledge has been refined over the past 20 years, there is still room for improvement before we fully master all aspects of this devious disease. That said, prostate cancer treatments have improved considerably in recent years. Thus, it should be remembered that many men continue to have a long and pleasant productive life despite this disease.


Take the time to visit each of our pages on this website, as well as our YouTube channel, in order to get familiar with the disease with our expert lectures, our section on available resources, the support that is offered to you.

Do you have any questions or concerns? Above all, do not hesitate. Contact us at 1 855 899-2873 to discuss with a nurse specializing in uro-oncology. It's simple and free, like all our services.

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