Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Austrian men with an incidence of 24%.
In 2011, 4,722 men developed prostate cancer and 1,146 died. In 2010 one in 10 cancer deaths in men was due to prostate cancer. The risk of developing prostate cancer before the age of 75 is approximately 8.3%.1 Depending on the tumor stage, different treatment options can be considered, ranging from regular check-ups by the physician without further treatment, to radiation therapy, drug treatment, and removal of the prostate, to a combination of these options. For drug therapy, LHRH analogues, GNRH blockers or antiandrogens can be considered. The goals of therapy and the measures required to achieve them depend on the stage of the disease and are therefore sensibly coordinated individually between the physician and the patient.2
1 STATISTIK AUSTRIA, Cancer – Prostate (Date: 31.10.2013).
2 Guideline program oncology of the AWMF, Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft e.V. and Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V., Interdisciplinary guideline of quality S3 for early detection, diagnosis and therapy of the different stages of prostate carcinoma, version 2.0 – 1st update 2011.