Prostate cancer kills 14 men everyday in Nigeria, Dr Abia Nzelu, coordinator, National Cancer Prevention Programme (NCPP), Lagos State branch, has said.
Nzelu, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday, noted that the figure was based on studies.
She said that most men report their cancer cases late when the symptoms had already manifested and attributed the situation to ignorance. According to her, people die unnecessarily, even when they are diagnosed because there are no facilities to treat them. “Prostate cancer, the second commonest cancer in men, kills 14 men in Nigeria every day. This is not acceptable because it can be prevented.