Prostate screening from age 40 best for Nigerian men — Dr Takure, urologist

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With age, men stand a higher chance of developing difficulty urinating. In this interview by SADE OGUNTOLA, a consultant urologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Dr Augustus Takure, says for men, especially those above 40, challenges with passing urine call for immediate medical attention to rule out prostate cancer.

IT is said that black men should start prostate cancer screening at age 45 rather than age 55 that was previously recommended. Why is this important?

The risk of aggressive prostate cancer is higher among blacks, particularly American blacks. Many Afro-Americans do not have insurance coverage; as such, they may not go to the hospital on time. They present at the…



Source: Nigerian Tribune