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Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by TITOPE(m): 1:46pm On Nov 26, 2019
Wole Soyinka opens up on battle with prostate cancer

Nobel laureate and renowned dramatist, Wole Soyinka has revealed that he was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer in 2014.

Speaking to BBC, Soyinka revealed that he used an advanced technology, ‘proton therapy’ to treat it.

According to the 85-year-old, the treatment was an ‘easy ride although uncomfortable.

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.”

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/dailypost.ng/2019/11/26/wole-soyinka-opens-up-on-battle-with-prostate-cancer/amp/

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by OgogoroFreak(m): 1:48pm On Nov 26, 2019
The time has come cry

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by GudluckIBB(m): 1:53pm On Nov 26, 2019
OgogoroFreak:
The time has come cry

For him to die?

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by OgogoroFreak(m): 1:58pm On Nov 26, 2019
GudluckIBB:


For him to die?
No, For you to get old angry

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Officialgarri: 2:03pm On Nov 26, 2019
My role model

The doctors can call it prostate cancer but as at that 2014, you were 80 years already, so we can simply attribute any form of illness to old age.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Muyiwaipere(m): 4:12pm On Nov 26, 2019
A
Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by EmptyCoconutHead(m): 4:12pm On Nov 26, 2019
his end is near

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Emily22(m): 4:12pm On Nov 26, 2019
one battle the great Soyinka can't win is against time

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Authoreety: 4:13pm On Nov 26, 2019
Sorry sir

Get well soon

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by chiefolododo(m): 4:13pm On Nov 26, 2019
Oo
Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by olaolulazio(m): 4:14pm On Nov 26, 2019
Speedy recovery professor.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by olaolulazio(m): 4:14pm On Nov 26, 2019
OgogoroFreak:
The time has come cry
For what to happen grin grin grin

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Jaqenhghar: 4:14pm On Nov 26, 2019
Just because you were lucky suddnely its okay. Try telling that to the thousands who die in the hands of the so called medical experts. That's the Niggerian mentality. It didnt happen to me so it never happened.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by statusquoante: 4:15pm On Nov 26, 2019
So he has a wife

Beautiful!

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Nobody: 4:15pm On Nov 26, 2019
Thank God for you life prof. You are a national treasure.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by xbox360: 4:16pm On Nov 26, 2019
Wao
Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by ajalawole(m): 4:16pm On Nov 26, 2019
won't pray for anyone to have prostate cancer.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by BarrElChapo(m): 4:16pm On Nov 26, 2019
News ?
Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by kelvin21887(m): 4:16pm On Nov 26, 2019
He was lucky o

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Donvictor2015: 4:16pm On Nov 26, 2019
Seun and hilarious headline. The way this guy coins headlines eehh... I joff cap for you
Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Kingv(m): 4:17pm On Nov 26, 2019
One of the reasons why they travel abroad for treatment boldly highlighted
Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by realestniggah: 4:17pm On Nov 26, 2019
Wole soyinka should have done soapy

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by iCauseTrouble: 4:17pm On Nov 26, 2019
Get well soon prof
Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by ajalawole(m): 4:18pm On Nov 26, 2019
Egwuboolu1:
whatsapp me and win very big
since u are winning big, how many house u don buy for banana island.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Enemyofpeace: 4:18pm On Nov 26, 2019
EmptyCoconutHead:
his end is near
so fokn what? You pray you get to that stage in life

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by stevups(m): 4:18pm On Nov 26, 2019
No time to say no time. Baba has done his best.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by MZEE01: 4:18pm On Nov 26, 2019
Wole Soyinka receives medical attention in Nigeria. He lives this longer. our top politicians would fly out and spend millions of Naira just to get to age 75years before dying

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Re: Wole Soyinka Battled With Prostate Cancer by Kendumazy(m): 4:18pm On Nov 26, 2019
Thank God for the successful treatment! We can't afford to lose you now sir.

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