BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - In Saudi Arabia, prostate cancer is the sixth most common cancer among men of all ages and the most common cancer among men over the age of 75. It accounted for 6.1% of all newly diagnosed cancer cases among males in the year 2010 with an age-standardized incidence rate of 5.5/100 000. Stage at the time of diagnosis was localized in 43.9% of cases with the remainder being locally advanced, metastatic, or unknown.
In this report, updated guidelines for the medical evaluation and surgical management of prostate cancer are presented. They are categorized according the stage of the disease using the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (TNM) staging system, 7th edition. The recommendations are presented with supporting evidence levels.
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Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Princess Al-Johora Al-Ibrahim Centre for Cancer Research (Uro-Oncology Research Chair), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia