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At least thirteen men are diagnosed with cancer in Costa Rica a day – Our Country Digital Diary



San José, November 19. (ElPaís.cr) .- Y XXI Century XXI Radiotherapy Center revealed on Monday in the International Human Day framework, that at least thirty men a day in Costa Rica are diagnosed with some type of cancer.

The study based on figures from the National Tumor Registry indicates that the male population loses the fight against cancer, due to poor diet, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and other risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, others.

For specialists, men need to start performing various medical variations every year and after 40 years, in case of genetic factors or patients who have faced the disease among their relatives.

Radiotherapist Rolando Loría of the Center of Radiotherapy of the XXI Century explained that it is vital that Costa Rica's men have more medical control, as this is the only way to stop or detect disease.

Loria said that the most advisory thing for men is that, after 40 years, the test is made twice a year and after 50, once a year.

"Cancer should not be the same as death, technology has changed a lot, people are more informed about the symptoms, they know how to distinguish some signs and that is positive because of the population is a warning and allows us to find early, "said Dr Loría.

The procedure performed by the XXI Century XXI Radiotherapy Center does not require surgery, in addition to avoiding anesthesia risks, the patient does not need to be inappropriate, or remain in hospital, can normally work , often perform and have normal life.

With radiosurgery technique, high doses of radiation are produced precisely to remove the cancer. This technique has between 80 and 95% of chances of healing. The procedure involves applying a beam of radiation to the patient without damaging neighboring organisms such as the penis, bladder and rectum.

The Radiotherapy & XXI Century Clinic is currently the only center in the country that has the equipment to carry out these procedures and even if the cancer can be detected in time, only in five sessions, while traditional radiotherapy needs more than 45 sessions.

In Costa Rica, more than a thousand cases of prostate cancer are detected every year and about 400 men die from this disease. From January to October this year, the Radiotherapy Center treated 128 men and 54% of them were patients with prostate cancer.

The types of cancer that most affect the male population are: skin cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer and lung cancer. Although those who cause more deaths include: prostate, stomach, colorectal, lungs and liver.


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