4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe

by Men in health
4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe
4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe
4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe
4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe
4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe
4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe
4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe
4000 to get prostate cancer screening in Zimbabwe

Summary

A man of African descent is 76% more likely to develop prostate cancer. There are no two ways about it: being diagnosed with cancer is hard and it is life changing if not an indirect way of sentencing. Prostate cancer is the second most prevalent type of cancer in the Zimbabwe with 10% of all cancers, 23% among men in the country. Provision of early screening will save lives of many

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Challenge

To date there is no specific program that targets men on prostate cancer regardless of the magnitude of the problem. Approximately 95% of all prostate cancers are detected when the cancer is confined to the prostate, so treatment success rates are high compared to most other types of cancer in the body. It Is important to keep in mind that prostate cancer is still a deadly disease for some men, and it is the leading cause of cancer death among men in the Zimbabwe, with nearly 3 men dying from it

Solution

In 2017, Zimbabwe approved the PSA rapid blood test to detect, prostate cancer in men without symptoms. Interpersonal support, counselling will also integrate other health risk factors as part of the primary prevention in men. Since cancer detected early is much easier to treat, use of the PSA test for screening will contribute to the subsequent increase in the number of patients diagnosed early enough to be cured with surgery or radiation, and will substantially reduce PC

Long-Term Impact

Prostate cancer is 99% treatable is detected early. If the prostate cancer is caught at an early stage, most men will not experience any symptoms but because there is no program that supports men, the issue continues to hide in plain sight. Prostate cancer has one of the highest survival rates of any cancer. Provision of this service will reduce the deaths rate from prostate cancer. This program can be the hub to prostate cancer research in Zimbabwe. Resources

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Men in health

Location: Harare - Zimbabwe
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oliver jopo Vembo
Project Leader:
oliver jopo Vembo
Harare, Zimbabwe

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