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Happy Father's Day

1 Jun 2016

Special offer for Father's Day!

Prostate cancer is the fourth leading cause of male cancer deaths in Hong Kong. In 2014, a total of 398 men died from this cancer, accounting for 4.8% of male cancer deaths. The crude death rate of prostate cancer was 11.9 per 100000 male population. The age-standardised death rate of prostate cancer was 5.8 per 100000 standard population. 

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer results from an abnormal growth of the cells in the prostate. The rate of growth of prostate cancer cells differs widely in different persons. Some prostate cancers grow slowly and may not affect the health of the person while some grow rapidly, spread to other parts of the body and cause death.

Who is at risk of prostate cancer?  

The causes for prostate cancer are not yet fully understood. However, there are several risk factors for prostate cancer including:

Age: prostate cancer happens mostly in older men and is rarely found in men below the age of 50Family history of prostate cancer, especially in first-degree relatives (father, brother or son)

Ethnicity or race: prostate cancer is more common in black men than in white or Asian menObesity (increases the risk of advanced prostate cancer)

What are the common symptoms of prostate cancer?

Early prostate cancer may have no symptom, so they often go unnoticed. Common symptoms of prostate cancer include:

Difficulty or delay in passing urineSlow or weak stream of urineNeed to pass urine more often, especially at nightBlood in urinePain in the lower back, pelvis and hips

However, most of these symptoms are also found in men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), in which the prostate is enlarged due to tissue growth within the gland. BPH is not cancer and can be easily treated to relieve the symptoms.

What is phi?

The Prostate Health Index (phi) is a new blood test that results in a score, or “phi score.” This score gives you more accurate information on what an elevated PSA level might mean and the probability of finding cancer on biopsy.

Why phi before a biopsy?

Because phi is three times better at detecting prostate cancer, having a phi test before a prostate biopsy will give your doctor greater confidence that a biopsy is, or isn’t, the best choice for you.

Studies have shown that up to 75% of prostate biopsies come back negative1, meaning that there is a need for better information about your prostate health before a biopsy.

phi gives you the information you need.

*phi, or the Prostate Health Index, is a simple new blood test for the detection of prostate cancer. phi is indicated for use for men over 50 years of age with a PSA level between 2-10 ng/mL with a digital rectal exam that is non-suspicious for cancer.

Offer Valid to 31 July 2016

Sources : http://www.phi-score.com/physician/the-benefits-of-phi/  http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/content/9/25/5781.html

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