Cancer Institute’s Dr. Mugisha advises on Prostate Cancer

Dr. Nobel Mugisha of the Uganda Cancer Institute has advised youths to avoid involvement in early sex so as to reduce their chances of contracting Prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is part of semen.

Men above 50 years are most susceptible to prostate cancer due to many factors that Dr. Mugisha, dosage highlighted while speaking to Chimp reports.

Dr. Mugisha who is also a community advocate, says that for the majority of the cancers, the causes are multifactorial which means that there is no single thing that can be identified as the cause of a particular cancer.

“The main risk factor of prostate cancer is hereditary; it runs in families. If you know in your family that someone has ever suffered of prostate cancer, breast cancer or cancer of the colon and cancer of the ovary, it means you are at a higher risk than others with no such background,” Dr. Mugisha said.

He advised men to be more careful about their prostate and to start going for regular checks once they clock 40 years.

Dr. Mugisha further advises that one needs to go to the right place for screening, do exercise, reduce the fats, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.

“Go and seek health care even when you are ok, let the doctor examine you, take your blood pressure measure your weight and ask them about your risk of suffering from Prostate cancer so that you may live an informed life.”

He adds, “No smoking; no alcohol, no involvement into early sex for both boys and girls because HPV is also a risk to penile cancer which is not as common as cervical cancer but it is also a risk.”

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