The pride of every man is to have his manhood intact and properly functioning. However, there is one medical condition that can take this pride from any man. And in fact, it is doing so with so much discrimination against black men. It’s called prostate cancer.
Black men are prone to getting prostate cancer than men of other races. One in four black men will get prostate cancer in their life time, five Ghanaian men will get prostate cancer in their life time, in Ghana, close to one thousand men get prostate cancer and one thousand men are diagnosed of prostate cancer annually and nearly 8 hundred will die of prostate cancer annually. More so, prostate cancer kills one man every hour. This is the alarm state of men.
These startling revelations are coming from Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, National President of Alternative Medical Association of Ghana.
Dr. Nyarkotey studied Masters Programme in prostate cancer at the Sheffield Hallam University, UK and now holds PhD in prostate cancer and alternative medicine at the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines Academy, Kolkata, India.
As a Naturopathic integrative Oncologist his holistic, naturopathic approach is exclusive for people combating Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, Bladder Pain / Pelvic Pain and Male sexual dysfunction.
The prostate is an exocrine gland of the male reproductive system, and exists directly under the bladder, in front of the rectum. An exocrine gland is one whose secretions end up outside the body e.g. prostate gland and sweat glands. It is approximately the size of a walnut.
The urethra – a tube that goes from the bladder to the end of the penis and carries urine and semen out of the body – goes through the prostate.
There are thousands of tiny glands in the prostate – they all produce a fluid that forms part of the semen. This fluid also protects and nourishes the sperm. When a male has an orgasm the seminal-vesicles secrete a milky liquid in which the semen travels. The liquid is produced in the prostate gland, while the sperm is kept and produced in the testicles. When a male climaxes (has an orgasm) contractions force the prostate to secrete this fluid into the urethra and leave the body through the penis.
As part of his passion for ensuring holistic approach to tackling the disease through early diagnoses, he led a team of his colleagues from Men’s Health Foundation to Bolgatanga, the capital of the Upper East Region of Ghana to screen men of prostate cancer. The screening programme was an initiative of FC Tanga, a Bolgatanga-based Division One football club in partnership with Men’s Health Foundation.
Miss Humul-Khrusum Tahiru, the Chief Executive Officer of FC Tanga said the screening programme was a gesture to appreciate the people of the Bolgatanga for the love and massive support to the club this season.
She said due to the support received, F.C TANGA is now a household name in Bolgatanga and the entire three Northern Regions. F.C TANGA is highly respected among Division One Clubs in the country; all thanks to the massive support the people of Upper East Region.
The screening took place at on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Health First Medical Laboratory, in Bolgatanga with high subsidy as businesses as part of their corperate social responsibilities supported the programme. They included Energy Filling Station at Sumbrungu, Mozak Multimedia, Bolga-Main Goil Station, First Allied Bank, MTN Mobile Money, City Slicker Forex Bereau, TAP Hotel and Blessing Baskets.