Attitudinal Factors Associated with Prostate Cancer among Adult Males in South Eastern Nigeria

Nnaemeka C. Abamara, Leonard N. Ezeh, Nkechi N. Anazodo, Cynthia N. Onyejiaka


Prostate cancer is one of the most common and lethal cancers in the world. The incidence of prostate cancer has been increasing in recent years. Beliefs and awareness towards prostate cancer screening among men is very crucial for early detection and management of the condition. In Nigeria, it is the most common male cancer and maybe as high as that seen in African Americans in the united states. This paper examines the knowledge, belief and attitudes of men in Nigeria towards prostate cancer and prostate cancer screening for the peaceful existence in our society.

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