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WIM-PIB with first Prostate Unit in Poland

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published April 9, 2024 09:12

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, accounting for as much as 20 percent of all cancer cases in this patient group. In recent years, Poland has been the country with the highest rate of increase in mortality from prostate cancer in the entire EU. For effective treatment, early diagnosis is crucial. - It is necessary to break the barrier of fear, shame and get examined. This is the most important thing," argues journalist Marek Sierocki, who has had successful treatment for prostate cancer.

Early detection of prostate cancer ensures a survival rate of 99.8 percent. Unfortunately, it often takes a long time from the suspicion of cancer to the diagnosis and initiation of treatment. With this in mind, the first coordinated care program for prostate cancer patients in Poland is being launched at the Military Medical Institute - National Research Institute.

Since the beginning of April, WIM-PIB in Warsaw has been offering patients comprehensive treatment for prostate cancer, providing access to full diagnostics, multidisciplinary urological and surgical treatment (laparo...

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