Prostate cancer is a test of Manhood! Johannes Tetteh, an administrator at Autech Real Estate in Dodowa fathers experience after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and died shortly is a notable story every man must hear. Johannes has decided to become an ambassador for the men’s charity to help raise awareness and offer free screening programs in the country.
“I’m no longer a man. I’m all dried up,” said his late dad. “You are less of a man,” concluded. Later found comfort in the lyrics of a popular song: “I’m just a man who does the best he can”.
He has decided to use his time and resources to raise awareness and fundraise to support the work of the men’s’ charity, Men’s Health foundation Ghana
He said, being sexually active and feeling attractive can be just as important if you are a single man. If you are starting a new relationship, sexual problems and other side effects like urinary or bowel problems could be a worry. Some men worry that having problems with erections will affect their chances of having a new relationship. Fear of rejection is natural, and everyone has their own hang-ups whether they have had cancer or not. If you’re single, you may want time to come to terms with any changes prostate cancer has caused for you, before you start having sex or dating.
He advised men to try talking over your worries with someone you feel comfortable with, such as a friend. Counseling or sex therapy may also help if you would prefer to talk to someone you don’t know.
Treatments for prostate cancer can affect:
• your ability to get an erection
• your desire for sex (libido)
• your ability to ejaculate and have an orgasm
• Your ability to have children (fertility)
• how you feel about yourself sexually
• how your body looks
• your relationships