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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93-97

Clinico-pathological study of prostate cancers in central Nigeria


1 Departments of*Pathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 2076, Jos, Nigeria
2 Departments of Surgery** , Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 2076, Jos, Nigeria
3 Departments of*Pathology , Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 2076, Jos, Nigeria

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B M Mandong
Departments of*Pathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 2076, Jos
Nigeria
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One hundred and sixty-seven cases of prostate cancers were reviewed retrospectively over a 10-year period Seventy-five percent (75%) of cases were stage A and were incidental cancer. The study also showed that prostate cancer appeared much earlier than amongst Caucasians in Europe and America. Gleason grades 2 and 3 were the commonest histological type inthis study. The peak age incidence was between 50-60 years which showed a nearly occurrence compared to what is obtained in East Africa. This study showed that prostate cancer is common in . central Nigeria. The analysis showed a high rate of prostatectomy in this centre. We, therefore, suggest that fine needle and trucut biopsies may be a more cautious approach to the handling of prostatic diseases, though it might have its own draw-back. improved diagnostic facilities, early cancers will be detected thereby redu6ing morbidity and mortality.


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