Prostate cancer is the second deadly illness afflicting
Accra, June 14, GNA – Mr Gershon Sena
Sekley, Chief Executive Officer of G2 Medical
Laboratory, at the weekend noted that prostate cancer is
the second leading cause of death among Ghanaian men
after lung cancer.
He said statistics indicate that five per cent of men
who are 50 years and above, risk getting prostate
cancer, whilst 10 per cent of men of 40 years and above
with family history of the disease are likely to
Mr Sekley made the observation at the launch of Prostate
Cancer Awareness month in Accra on the theme: “A Healthy
Happy Father, A Healthy Happy Family and A Healthy Happy
He said the disease was a real national threat, which
called for the urgent need to intensify awareness in the
media, public lectures and health discussions.
Mr Sekley said prostate cancer was a dangerous disease,
which could cause emotional, physical and psychological
He said the cost of treatment also tend to cause
Mr Sekley advised the public especially patients to do
away with superstitious beliefs about the disease.
He said the disease could be controlled if men who fell
within the vulnerable age group exposed themselves to
regular check-ups for early detection of symptoms for
Mr Sekley said the medical laboratory would use the
world celebration of Fathers’ Day, on June 21, to create
awareness on prostate cancer.
He urged the revellers to “Get the father you love
tested; get the husband or man you love tested. Prostate
cancer can be prevented”, he said.