By Michael Wesonga
The University College of Health Sciences Prof. Fabian Esamai who made the revelations said prostate cancer screening activities were very essential for early detection of the killer disease.
The professor added that the disease was a trigger to major health complications that may ultimately lead to renal failure mostly among men aged above 40.
âWe, however, need to carry out more elaborate research to establish the diseaseâs prevalence among the Kenyan male population for its proper management,â he said.
Esamai said modern medical technological advancement have played a major role in treating the disease that once never had a mode of detection.
He made the remarks while as he officially flagged off a march marking the start of the two days âProstate Cancer Screening and Awareness Campaignâ at the MTRH.
âCurrently treatment may just involve medication unlike in the past when it was mandatory to undergo surgery and could be done at very few hospitals,â he stated.
He advised adult males to undergo the test any other time at The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (Ampath) in Eldoret because cancer has no discrimination, affecting both the rich and the poor.
The doctor said screening involves a urine test, blood test, X-ray imaging and Physical examination to establish its presence and had no side effects.
The project coordinator Samwel Naberi said the project takes place in Eldoret town municipality at the Moi University Main Campus, in Munyaka, Langas and Mailli Nne, which targets 1500 clients.