Men in mid-thirties should consider early screening for prostate cancer

By: Chaïra Flanders

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 8, 2019 (ZIZ News): Young men in their mid thirties are being urged to consider early screenings for Prostate Cancer.

This was the topic of discussion on the most recent edition of the radio programme “Health Matters” on ZIZ Radio.

While appearing as a guest on the radio programme, Urologist, Dr. Dwayne Thwaites said a more aggressive form of prostate cancer is being found in younger men as opposed to the indolent form of cancer found in older men which can exist for a long period of time without causing any symptoms or death.


He said, “One is the aggressive type which we pick up at the early age. It’s very aggressive, it gets to you and can take you down in less than three, four years and then you’re gone. Plus you have the indolent type which you can leave alone, watch and it does nothing to you and that’s what we see in the older population not so much in the younger male. So the most aggressive type of prostate cancer is seen at the younger age”.

Considering that the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased, Dr. Thwaites said that men should consider early screening because there is a type of the cancer that does not grow at a rapid rate.

Cohost of Health Matters, Dr. Joylette Woodley-Fassal advised that 35 year old men should take advantage of early screenings to get ahead of the disease.

Health Matters is hosted by Morning Show Host, GCUE and Dr. Joylette Woodley-Fassal.

Health Matters airs every Friday on ZIZ Radio from 8:30-9 a.m.

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