Prostate Cancer Screening Awareness

“In November, 2013, I discovered that I had prostate cancer and I have been treating it. I finished the treatment on October 28, 2014 and that’s why I’ve come out to tell the world. Many people start looking at you as if you are a ghost. No! It’s not a death sentence and it is curable. I have undergone the treatment and I even have a certificate and medal to show for it, but I don’t normally wear decorations. I want to use myself to encourage others to take whatever tests are available in our limited circumstances here and more importantly, to encourage those who are in charge of our health to take the cancer menace seriously.”- Prof. Wole Soyinka

Everyday a man dies of prostate cancer. It destroys by stealing husbands, fathers, uncles, brothers and sons. The survival of men is under threat. Over 55,000 men die of prostate cancer every year in Nigeria according statistics by World Health Organization (WHO).

Many of these men will miss their children’s wedding day, meeting their grandchildren or celebrating 50th wedding anniversary. We need to stop this disease today.

Prostate Cancer ScreeningCampaign (PCSC) is to encourage more men to get screened for prostate cancer and get treatment early which will mean that their chances of recovery could be much greater.

If you notice any of the symptoms below, chances are that you need a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Having a sudden urge to pass urine, often resulting in a rush to the toilet
  • Passing urine more frequently, especially at night time
  • A constant feeling of your bladder not being completely empty
  • Difficulty passing urine. You may have to strain yourself to pass the urine

In rare cases you may experience symptoms of:

  • Pain whilst urinating
  • Blood in urine or semen

PSCS is a highly subsidized Prostate specific antigen (PSA) with result within half hour.

Sponsored by the International Men's Day, Zuri Effect and COAHeath Checks