Prostate cancer: Watchful waiting can cost you up to Sh800,000

Source: Standard Digital

By Graham Kajilwa

March 6th 2016

NAIROBI: One can save up to Sh70,000 a month (Sh840,000 in a year) if he gets screened early for prostate cancer.

However, despite there being many facilities offering free medical check-ups for such diseases, many men are not receptive to the idea leading to about the 10,000 new cases of advanced prostate cancer annually.

This is due to the nature of the check-up regarded rather ‘uncomfortable’ and the fear of being diagnosed positive. To address the situation, yesterday Mater Hospital organised a free medical check-up for prostate diseases where 350 participants showed up


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