Wole Soyinka has opened up on being diagnosed with prostate cancer - Welcome To Plugstuck Afrik

Wole Soyinka has opened up on being diagnosed with prostate cancer

Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka grants interview on his diagnosis with Prostate Cancer.

The writer said he was diagnosed of the disease in 2014.

In an interview with BBC, Soyinka said he’s been using an advanced technology ‘proton therapy’ to treat it.

He however admitted that he is uncomfortable with the treatment though its been quite an easy ride.

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.”

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x