YOUNG MEN SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER
Objective. To estimate prevalence of prostate cancer (PC) in young men aged 45—55 having PSA baseline values within 2.5—4.0 ng/ml.
Materials and methods. 45 men aged 45—55 having PSA baseline values within 2.5—4.0 ng/ml were examined. Prostate cancer was revealed in 21 (47%) patients. All of them were stratified using the D'Amico risk-classification system.
Results. 57% of those patients had been classified as a low risk group before the operation and only 14% of the patients could be classified as a low risk group after the surgery and histological examination.
Conclusion. The PC detection using the subthreshold values in the young men population may indicate at the PC potentially aggressive forms. The preoperative risk assessment results can differ evidently from the postoperative results. The fact should be taken into account when the treatment tactics or an active dynamic observation is to be chosen.