40 or older? Dr Shingai says you should check for prostate cancer once a year

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men worldwide.

However, it is the third deadliest cancer after lung cancer and colorectal cancer.

1 in 6 men will develop a form of prostate cancer in their life, says urologist Dr Shingai Mutambirwa.

Read: What men need to know about checking for prostate cancer

He advises that men get their prostates checked at least once a year, particularly after the age of 40.

According to Dr Shingai, early detection of prostate cancer can help with treatment and avoid further complications.

Also read: Is it normal to have a curved penis? Dr Shingai explains

If you get it picked up early, you have a 90% chance of cure. And a lot of them don't require operation or radiation treatment. We can prevent long-term problems.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, urologist and sexual health expert

50% of the cancers are low risk.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, urologist and sexual health expert

Difficulty urinating, or trouble starting and stopping while urinating, is a common symptom of prostate cancer, Dr Shingai explains.

Men after the age of 40 should be getting some form of screening for prostate cancer.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, urologist and sexual health expert

Take a listen to the doctor share his expert advice and field questions from callers:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 40 or older? Dr Shingai says you should check for prostate cancer once a year


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