Bishop Vusi Dube

Bishop Vusi Dube. Images via Instagram @vusidube

Popular bishop Vusi Dube diagnosed with prostate cancer

Bishop Vusi Dube, who is also an ANC politician, says he did not feel any pain or discomfort before his prostate cancer diagnosis.

Bishop Vusi Dube

Bishop Vusi Dube. Images via Instagram @vusidube

Well-known Durban bishop Vusi Dube has disclosed his prostate cancer diagnosis.

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According to Zimoja, the founder of eThekwini Community Church and member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature spent two days in hospital this week while doctors were running more tests after the diagnosis.

Dube told the publication thathe had never felt any pain or discomfort before his diagnosis. He also said that he had undetgonr regular check-ups.

“I was surprised and taken aback, I thought it was a mistake because I am not in any pain,” Dube said, adding that his cancer was detected early.

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The bishop and AMC politician said he was disclosing his cancer diagnosis because he wants to encourage black men to get tested because cancer can hide until it is too late.

“There are many things that can cause cancer, it is also genetic, the more we educate our people the better.

“I want us as black men to be united and end the shame that comes with cancer, I will be going to different places to raise awareness along with other survivors to share their journey and struggles, cancer can be defeated especially if you find it early,” he said.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the prostate, it is called prostate cancer. The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, and testicles.

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In South Africa, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men across all provinces, with incidence rates of 61.8 per 100,000 (11). The incidence rates were 29.4 per 100,000 in 2007, with an almost double increase of 49.4 per 100,000 in 2017 – PubMed Central reported.

Bishop Vusi Dube. Image via Instagram @vusidube