Frequent sex does not reduce the risk of prostate cancer, Urologist tells Policemen
A Consultant Urologist at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Dr Timothy Mbaeri, says no of sex can stop the possibility of prostrate cancer development and growth among men.
Mbaeri said this while delivering lecture at the inauguration of free Prostate Cancer screening for officers and men of Nigerian Police in Anambra Command.
He described the insinuations that regular sex reduces the possibility of prostate as mere myth.
He said men above 40 years of age were naturally in threat of developing cancer and called on people who had attained that age to subject themselves to screening at least ones a year.
Mbaeri said prostate cancer was a reality one would have to face in life of he was a man, of black race, consumed red meat and obese.
He said prostrate cancer was an abnormal growth which hinders free passage of urine and can cause life threatening complications if not detected on time.
He said eating burned food, charred food, grill, smoked or fried meat could increase the chances as well as hereditary adding that alcohol and tobacco do not cause it but could exacerbate it if it develops.
The expert said good diet like vegetables, tomatoes, carrot, soy beans, green tea and exercise could inhibit the growth of prostate among men.
On his part, Dr Vincent Okpala, Commissioner of Health in Anambra commended the Police and their partners for conceiving the idea which he described as very import to government objective.
Okpala said prostate was a public health challenge which deserved urgent attention and urged police officers to embrace the free screening for early detection and management.
Declaring the exercise open, Mr John Abang Commissioner of Police in Anambra said the programme was yet another welfarist programme of the IGP Adamu Mohammed led Police force.
Abang called thanked the sponsor of the screening, Rep. Dozie Nwankwo member representing Anaocha, Dunukofia and Njikoka Federal Constituency and other partners for the laudable exercise.
He called on all male police officer up to the age of 40 to subject themselves to the screening as they were equally susceptible.
According to him, do not wait until you are down before going for test and treat for prostate cancer.