Blantyre, Cancer Association of Malawi (CAM) has blamed immorality as an aggravating factor to increase in testicular cancer cases, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday in Blantyre, CAM Administrator, Gonjetso Kalumbu said the association has taken advantage of the testicular month of April where the world commemorates testicular cancer to raise awareness among the youth in the country because cancer can affect any person without regard to one’s age.
He said testicular cancer is increasing due to immoral behavior among people such as having many sexual partners, heavy beer drinking while others have it as inborn trait obtained from blood after birth.
We encourage the youth to go to the hospital for testicular cancer screening to know their status and how they can protect themselves from cancer, the Administrator said.
Testicular cancer is a treatable disease like any other cancer as long as the patient comes to the hospital at the early stage. Government introduced a human papillona virus vaccine which is given to girls to prevent them from cancer, Kalumbu added.
He added most people have little knowledge about cancer and people in remote areas have no access to information about the disease.
Most people in rural areas don’t have access to critical information on caner; its signs, symptoms and how to prevent it, Kalumbu said.
CAM has encouraged people in the country to go for cancer screening to avoid the risk of suffering from a disease that is preventable and treatable when detected in its early stages.
Source: MANA Online