It is well known that early screening for disease increase your chances for a successful recovery. For example, when cancer cells are detected early it can often be put into remission or stopped from spreading. Many doctors recommend screening for breast and cervical cancer in women and prostate cancer in men at age 40. If there is a family history even sooner. Most cancers detected in this country are already advanced to stage three or four. Earlier detection is key.
- The National Cancer Institute defines screening as testing for cancer or for conditions that could evolve into cancer and may afford no symptoms as of yet.
- In the country of Nigeria, it’s considered fact that the majority of cancer cases die because the individuals in question did not get screened, or left testing till it was too late.
- More men die of prostate cancer than anything else in Nigeria, which is why a screening by age forty should be a must.
“According to Dr Ajibola Hafees, a Consultant Urologist, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, cancer can be cured if it is picked early.”