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I have been living with cancer for 5 years – Prof Wole Soyinka declares

Popular Nobel laureate, playwright and poet, Prof Wole Soyinka spoke about his diagnoses in an interview with BBC. He confirmed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2104. However, he has been undergoing treatment using advanced technology “proton therapy”. In his statement, he acknowledged that he was not comfortable with the treatment. 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,”.

 

”There is no disease in the world any human being needs to be ashamed of.
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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