According to the expert in prostate cancerous treatment, the reason behind the possibility for men to get this rising cancerous sickness is because men at 70 years are sexually inactive to make them resistance to the cancer.
In an exclusive interview with Peacefmonline.com, Dr. Mark Agyei after his show on Peace FM’s 'Wo Mpom Te Sen' revealed that one of the major health issues of men is Prostate Cancer after skin cancer.
“At 70 years, men are likely to get Prostate Cancer and lack of sex may cause Prostate Cancer because at 70 years, one is not sexually active. Out of 10 men, 6 may get prostate cancer at 70 years,” he disclosed.
Giving the symptoms of Prostate Cancer, Dr. Mark Agyei mentioned that unable to control urination, difficulty in passing out urine and poor urine flow are the signs of possible Prostate Cancer; thus people who experience such reactions during urination should not hesitate to consult their doctors for treatment.
The Homeopathic doctor who operates from Dansoman, a suburb of Accra, indicated that sickness among men is on the rise more than women because the women show concern about their health life whereas men take any sign of sickness to be normal.
He maintained that due to man’s irregular checkups it makes them vulnerable to sickness like stroke and the rising prostate cancer than women who are conscious of the lives; but added that health talk shows like 'Wo Mpom Te Sen' on Peace FM is helping to create awareness.
Dr. Mark Agyei indicated that the health talk show in the media has now made men to constantly visit hospitals for checkups; advising that men should be responsible to themselves first by doing regular checkups to create awareness of their health status as this will help them work effectively to take care of their families.
Prostate cancer, also known as carcinoma of the prostate, is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, some grow relatively quickly.
The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. It may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages it can lead to difficulty in urinating, blood in the urine, or pain in the pelvis, back or when urinating.
A disease known as benign prostatic hyperplasia may produce similar symptoms. Other late symptoms may include feeling tired due to low levels of red blood cells. Factors that increase the risk of prostate cancer include: older age, a family history of the disease, and race. About 99% of cases occur in those over the age of 50.
Having a first-degree relative with the disease increases the risk two to threefold. In the United States it is more common in the African American population than the white.