[LISTEN] Why men shy away from getting tested for prostate cancer

Kalli Spencer‚ a urologist at the medical school at Wits University questioned 303 doctors to assess whether they test for prostate cancer‚ and if not why not.

The doctors told Spencer that their reasons for not performing a digital rectal examination include‚ “it may pass as sexual harassment” and “there’s no privacy in the ward” and “lubrication is not available”.

Azania Mosaka asked listeners to phone in and share their experiences or reluctance for testing for prostate cancer.

I've had the test. My urologist was quite professional but the procedure was uncomfortable. It took all of two seconds, it was the longest two seconds of my life.

Prince, caller

Last week i went to see a urologist, i discovered two lumps in my testicles. I haven't even told my wife.

Jonathan, caller

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