The late Sidney Poitier had three concurrent health conditions

“On average, a person with Alzheimer’s lives four to eight years after diagnosis but can live as long as 20 years, depending on other factors,” the organisation stated.

Prostate cancer

A cancerous tumour within the prostate gland, which is the size of a walnut, typically grows ever so slowly.

The NHS points out that signs of the disease don’t show up until the tumour is large enough to be pressing against the urethra (the tube where urine passes from).

When this occurs, men might experience an increased need to urinate, straining while urinating, and a feeling that the bladder has not fully emptied.

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