Urologists of the Yaounde Central Hospital have began a three-day sensitization campaign on prostrate cancer to run from June 28-July 1.
Men aged 40 and above are being screened for του καρκίνου του προστάτη at the Urology Unit of the Yaounde Central hospital.
According to the program, free screening for prostate cancer takes place from June 28 to July 1. June 30 is the Scientific Day on Prosate Cancer, and round table discussions on the disease are scheduled for July 1.
Four keynote speakers to lead the discussions include ;
Prof. Pierre Joseph Fouda
Prof. Paul Ndom
Prof. Zacharie Sando
Prof. Pierre Ongolo Zogo
Dr. Mbassi Achille Aurele, Urologist Consultant at the Yaounde Central Hospital says the campaign has been organized to educate the public on prostate cancer and Urology.
“ The first reason why we are organizing this campaign is to let people know what Urology is. Some people have problems with their urinary tract system and they go and see Gynecologists. We want to let people know that when they have urinary tract problems they have to come to the hospital because sometimes it can be the beginning of prostate enlargement which could be cancer of the prostate, benign prostate enlargement, or prostatitis”. The Dr. says
What is Prostate Cancer ?
Health experts say prostate cancer is a kind of cancer that develops in the prostate gland. In a recent study on Prostate cancer at the Yaounde Central Hospital, Dr. Mbassi Achille Aurele, says Prostate cancer is “a hormone-depending malignancy with slow evolution. Biopsy for histopathology of samples enables us to assert the diagnosis. Nowadays EGPB is the standard”.
The study also shows that prostate cancer is the “most frequent cancer among men above 50, and it is an important problem in public health”. According to WHO, about 543,000 new cases of prostrate cancer are diagnosed yearly around the world, alongside 200,000 deaths.
At the Yaounde Central Hospital, about 70% of every 100 patients received at the Urology Unit present urinary tract problems. Dr. Mbassi Achille Aurele says 40% of the 70% persons suffering from urinary tract problems are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The medic says many of these patients experience urinary tract problems for a long time, but don’t go to hospital until the situation aggravates.
Causes of prostate cancer include age, family history, smoking, diet and ethnicity.
Urologists say it is very difficult to point out symptoms of Prostate cancer or warning signs.
Dr. Mbassi Achille Aurele, Urologist Consultant at the Yaounde Central Hospital says early diagnosis is the best way to monitor one’s prostate health.
“The best thing to do is to go to the hospital when you are 40 and above to be consulted by a urologist. You can see an 80-year-old man who has no problem with his prostate whereas a 40-year-old man will have problems”.
Prostate cancer can however present some symptoms which are unrelated to an enlarged prostate. They include :
-Pain in the lower back, hips or upper thighs
-Loss of weight
-Trouble urinating, pain, burning, or weak urine flow
-Blood in the urine (Hematuria)
-Dull pain in the lower pelvic area
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