VIDEO: My Journey: How Wole Soyinka survived prostate cancer
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has said the diagnosis with cancer is not a death sentence. In a BBC interview, Soyinka said with right treatment, patients could be “victorious”.
He remarked that his healing of the ailment was largely because his was arrested at the early stage when his case was not irreversible.
“He said there is no disease in the world that patients should be ashamed of.
In the interview, Soyinka lamented the unavailability of such treatments he received (Watch Video)
“When Professor Wole Soyinka went for a routine medical check-up in 2014, the doctor sked him to take more tests. It was then that Soyinka was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.
That was five years ago. Since then, after undergoing successful treatment, the 85-year-old is in good health.
The professor says he takes pretty good care of himself and loves spending time outdoors.
BBC Life Clinic’s Charles Mgbolu met him at his village in Ogun state in south-west Nigeria and heard his story of resilience and determination, but also the crucial role his wife played in the process”, says the report.