Poor Kidney Function and the risk of Prostate Cancer among Aged Men in Kogi East, Kogi State, Nigeria
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein that is produced by cells in the male prostate gland. An increase in PSA levels is associated with prostate inflammation, prostate cancer, and benign prostatic hypertrophy. This work provides information on the values of Kidney function indices and PSA in apparently normal ageing men residing within the Eastern zone of Kogi State, Nigeria. The subjects were divided into different groups based on their age range. There was a gradual increased in PSA and serum urea as the age increases.
Keyword: Kidney, Prostate cancer, Prostate Specific Antigen, Blood Urea Nitrogen and Creatinine
The Faculty of Science, Federal University Dutse. Jigawa State, Nigeria.