Pride & Ego interfere with Bajan Men’s Healthy prostates

A Barbadian Urologist says men have to place pride aside and make possibly uncomfortable health decisions if they want to live and love longer.

Dr Jeetu Nebnani was part of a panel gathered by Cancer Support Services, it was looking at how Prostate Cancer is affecting many male Bajans, he says when it is detected it is usually almost too late to treat since men are either afraid or shamed to admit there's a problem...

Dr Jeetu Nebnani was part of a panel gathered by Cancer Support Services, it was looking at how Prostate Cancer is affecting many male Bajans, he says when it is detected it is usually almost too late to treat since men are either afraid or shamed to admit there’s a problem…

According to the Urologist, he says there is a tendency for men to arrive not just with symptoms but be in an advanced stage, so treatment or prevention is limited. The event had a distinct positive response due in part to 21st Century Oncology (based partially in Puerto Rico) who sponsored the Bridgetown event.

Dr Nebnani told the packed audience at the Grand Salle last night he has to battle many myths on a daily basis when men do take the big step and go to get tested.

Dr Nebnani told the packed audience at the Grand Salle last night he has to battle many myths on a daily basis when men do take the big step and go to get tested.

He says just because guys may go to the bathroom more often does not mean they are ill, it’s just a sign of getting older and even if they require treatment it does not mean the end of their sex lives either…

The panel consisted of Ugandan born Dr Edward Kiggandu and Jamaican national Dr Sofia Edwards-Bennett - both now operating in the USA, the panel itself was moderated by Barbadian Ob-Gyn, Dr Vikash Chatrani.

The panel consisted of Ugandan born Dr Edward Kiggandu and Jamaican national Dr Sofia Edwards-Bennett – both now operating in the USA, the panel itself was moderated by Barbadian Ob-Gyn, Dr Vikash Chatrani.

Dr Nebnani admitted there is a vigorous debate over screening or testing and his view is that both do not hurt if men want to live longer, he more or less told folks that night that a rectal exam is the least of their worries!

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