Prof. Wole Soyinka Battles With Prostate Cancer, (Read More)

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Literary icon Wole Soyinka recently revealed that he has successfully treated prostate cancer after he was diagnosed with the deadly disease back in 2014.

an interview with Charles Mgbolu of BBC’s Life Clinic, he revealed that when he went for a regular check-up, he was told by the doctor that he had prostate cancer.

“It hadn’t yet gotten to the stage where it was non-reversible and so (the doctor) gave us a number of guidelines.

I say us because he wanted to make sure that my wife made sure that I followed it. He sensed that I wasn’t going to be a very good patient. So he spoke to her most of the time rather than me,” he said.

Soyinka used an advanced technology known as proton therapy, which is said to be unavailable yet in Nigeria, to successfully treat the disease. 

“I don’t see why people have to go to Canada, U.S and Europe for a treatment that is affordable in Nigeria. It’s a shame”

Prostate cancer is on the rise in Nigeria and according to the BBC, there were close to 13,000 reports of the disease in Nigeria alone last year.

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