Last updated on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 05:47 pm

Prostate cancer

It’s scary to think that one in 27 South African men have a risk of developing prostate cancer.

According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), men should be screened for prostate cancer from 40 years of age.

But just what is prostate cancer, what are the symptoms and risk factors?

Prostate cancer explained

Dr Darren Green recently answered some of these questions on the South African morning SABC TV show, Expresso.

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Watch the video clip and view the infographic by CANSA below to learn more…

Fast facts about prostate cancer

In partnership with the Movember Foundation, CANSA is encouraging men to grow a moustache to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. Click here to learn how you can help.

CANSA also urges men to reduce their risk factors, look out for symptoms of prostate cancer and get screened by a medical health practitioner. For lists of the risk factors, symptoms and more information about screening, have a look at the infographic below…

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Sources: CANSA, The Movember Foundation and ExpressoSABC

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