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Prostate cancer still a taboo subject for men: Dr Patel

October 31, 2018 6:25 pm

Every year almost fifty to sixty men in Fiji are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

CWM Urologist Dr Rajeev Patel says the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer is increasing.

Dr Patel says that one of the main reasons men are presenting themselves late in hospitals is because it’s a taboo subject for many.

“Most of them are in advance stage, very few are picked up at early stage in fact in the last twelve months only two cases were picked at early stage and the rest have been all in advance stage.”

Dr Patel says prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and usually grows gradually.

He adds that those diagnosed with the cancer needs to seek medical attention and people need to talk about the deadly disease as it is always taken lightly.