- Oludare Folajimi Adeyemi, a medical consultant, has found a new treatment for prostrate cancer
- The medical doctor said the disease is a common ailment among males in the country
- The Nigerian Medical Association hailed the treatment as a good initiative and one that aligns with its medical purpose
Oludare Folajimi Adeyemi, a medical consultant, has made a big breakthrough in the treatment of prostrate cancer in the country.
Adeyemi said the disease is now one of the commonest ailment among men as one out of every seven male is likely to get it, This Day reports.
The new treatment is done in a method described as prostrate brachytherapy. Also, it was said that treatment does not take much time and very affordable.
“Although, there are other options of treating prostrate cancer, the brachytherapy method is unique, accurate and offers high degree of cure to the patient with prostrate cancer, especially when it is done at the early stage of the disease.
“In this discovery of mine, what we do is to implant a radioactive inside the prostrate and begin to release radiations which ended up killing the cells. It damages what we call DNA and when DNA is damaged, the cells cannot actually produce any longer,” he said.
Ofene Enang, who spoke on behalf of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), said the association will continue to support such initiative.
Enang, who described the brachytherapy as a new form of treatment, said that NMA is committed towards stopping medical tourism in the country.
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