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Prostate cancer incidence increasing in Nigerian men

A US physician has expressed his concern over the increasing rates of prostate cancer among Nigerian men. He claims that 11% of all male cancers in Nigeria occur in Nigerian men. These high rates are similar to those of American black men indicating a similarity in genetic disposition. Worldwide, African American men have the highest rate of prostate cancer and the lowest survival rate. The physician is encouraging all men over the age of 40 to have regular screening for the disease. A recent study by researchers in US has found that the rate of growth of prostate cancer cells can be inhibited by up to 30% by having a low-fat, high-fiber diet combined with regular exercise.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by All Africa

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About: Prostate cancer incidence increasing in Nigerian men

Date: 27 January 2005

Source: All Africa

Author: Adeze Ojukwu


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