ATV’s ‘Anigyekrom’ host and GWT brand ambassador Sokoo Hemaa has call on government to declare Father’s Day as national prostate cancer day.
The newly appointed prostate cancer ambassador by Men’s Health Organization in her remarks at a ceremony at the Dodowa Presby B Park last Saturday said government should mark this day (Father’s Day) as a national awareness creation day since this deadly cancer is usually associated to men.
‘‘Prostate cancer is one of the most survivable forms of cancer there is, if caught early enough. It not, one of the least. It’s a fine line between life and death, happiness and tragedy which really need to be looked at’ GN Bank 2nd female TV personality noted.
According to the Agonaman Achievers Award winner, women have an important role to play by reminding their spouses to go for regular check up. She said manhood belongs to women and men are just care takers so women need to protect it.
‘I love men and care about them so much. They are the lovely creatures to live with even though they are sometimes stubborn. A reason why I’m going to take this awareness more serious and make sure prostate cancer is kicked out of the country and I’m urging all ladies or women out there to join this fight against prostate cancer’ she said.
Sokoo Hemaa will be launching her campaign soon in all the regions of the country to help kick prostate cancer out of Ghana.
PROSTATE CANCER – THE FACTS
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
The disease, which usually affects men over 50, often develops slowly, so there may be no signs a man has it for many years.
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that sits below the bladder in men.
Its main function is to produce a white fluid that is mixed with the sperm produced by the testicles, to create semen.
The gland is shaped like a doughnut with a hole in the middle. Through this hole runs the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body.
The problem is that the prostate often grows with age, squashing the urethra and obstructing the flow when a man urinates.
This can be a sign of an enlarged prostate, which is not usually a serious threat to health.
However the following symptoms can also be a sign of prostate cancer.
Needing to urinate more frequently, often during the night
Needing to rush to the toilet
Difficulty in starting to pee
Straining or taking a long time while urinating
Weak flow or feeling that the bladder has not emptied fully
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