Prostate cancer is the most common form of malignant cancer in men. It grows on the dorsal region of the prostate and can be detected early in most case, when going for a regular check-up. Despite the growth, many patients experience no symptoms.
Prostate cancer occurs in the male prostate. It is the most common form of malignant tumor in men. It grows on the dorsal region of the prostate and can be partly felt with the finger (digital-rectal examination) from the rectum. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. To detect it early on and thus have a better chance of treating the tumor, it’s recommended for men over 50 to get screened for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Risk factors are obesity, Afro-American heritage and consuming high dosages of multivitamin products.
Patients do not have any typical symptoms during the early stage of prostate cancer. At a later stage, they are mainly problems when passing water, such as urine drippling, frequent urination or blood in urine. Many patients also suffer from back pain or pelvic pain. Such pain occurs because prostate cancer preferably metastasises into the bones.
Frequent check-ups, including blood tests, rectal examination and rectal ultrasound can help to discover the prostate cancer early. After a sample extraction to confirm the diagnosis and to evaluate the tumor's level of malignancy, more tests are necessary to assess the disease progression. After all the findings are complete, the doctor will advise you if it should be treated with surgery, radio therapy or hormonal therapy. The 5-year-survival rate of early detected prostate cancers is 87%; it is one of the most curable cancer diseases.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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