Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Soyinka opens up on his battle with prostate cancer

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has revealed he was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer in 2014.

Speaking to BBC, Soyinka revealed how his doctor helped him get rid of it with a great assistance from his wife.

He said “It hadn’t yet gotten to the stage where it was non-reversible and so (the doctor) gave us a number of guidelines. I say us because he wanted to make sure that my wife made sure that I followed it. He sensed that I wasn’t going to be a very good patient. So he spoke to her most of the time rather than me,” he said.

”There is no disease in the world any human being needs to be ashamed. I don’t see why people need to go to Canada, Europe to receive treatment which is affordable in this nation, it is a shame. The options I compared to other treatment I know about and I have seen in operation. Mine for me was an easy ride, uncomfortable in many ways but it is painless.”

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