Why Men Aren’t Spared by Breast Cancer – Medical Expert
August 17, 2022
Breast Cancer is an ailment the generality of the people believe is synonymous with the female specie simply because they are divinely endowed with this part of the body which ordinarily distinguishes them from the male specie, though some men from the male specie have a little bit of this endowment but definitely it’s 7UP, meaning the difference is clear. And because of the assumption, most people don’t know and don’t even believe that, men also are battling with Breast Cancer. This is an Eye-opener to some of us. Enjoy this piece.
Medical Doctor offers useful tips on how you can avoid hospital and live a long, healthy life.
An expert and Chief Medical Director at Solomon Jayden Medical Centre, Dr. Akin Oyejoko, has said although the chance of a man having breast cancer is very low, the odds of survival is even lower.
He made this known at the weekly e-Discourse organised by leading Pan-Africa forum, Platforms Africa led by Adeola Yusuf, an award winning journalist.
Breast cancer is currently the most common type of cancer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
In 2020, 2.26 million cases were recorded. Although the incidence of breast cancer remains higher in developed countries, the incidence is also increasing in developing countries, including many African countries like Nigeria.
Oyejoko stated that the increase in death rate in men is usually due to late or poor diagnosis adding that this could be prevented by regular breast self examination and routine breast cancer screening.
Speaking further, he said stress is a contributing factor to the increase in hypertensive patients.
“Stress, especially emotional or psychological stress can cause the blood pressure to rise. Take for instance, a person with a relative in the ICU or intensive care maybe stressed, anxious and this may cause the blood pressure to rise. Some jobs with tight deadlines or high expectations may have a similar effect on a person.
Hypertension can also be caused by diseases of the liver, the kidneys, the heart and the blood vessels,” he added.
He therefore said to avoid hospital and live a long and healthy life, there must be a lifestyle change, regular health check and monitoring, including weight control, stress management, diet management, exercise and the use of antihypertensive drugs.