Men above 45 years are advised to screen for prostate cancer, a deadly non-communicable disease in Uganda and across the world that attacks the prostate gland found in reproductive organ. Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men.
In its advanced stage, prostate cancer patients experience an urge to urinate more often than usual as the cancer eats up the prostate gland and swells. The provincial superior of the Brothers of Christian Instruction based in Kisubi on Entebbe Road, Gerard Mwebe, urges men to visit health facilities for rectal examinations to determine whether they have the cancer.
When prostate cancer is diagnosed and ditacted in its early stage it can be cured. According to the world health organisation, prostate cancer is on the increase. The records from Mulago National Referral Hospital also indicate that in 2013, 70, 000 more people were diagnosed with cancer. The statistics in Uganda show that 58% of men go screening for prostate cancer after manifesting symptoms.