THURSDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY MARKED AS WORLD CANCER DAY, MEDICAL PERSONNEL ADVISES NIGERIANS TO ALWAYS GO FOR CHECKUP
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 5, 2021
As the world marks Cancer Day today, a medical personnel Mrs. Esther Dagogo has advised Nigerians to go for regular medical checkup and Cancer Screening to know their health status.
Mrs. Dagogo who spoke to our reporter Nnenda Miller observed that many cancer patients report late to the hospital resulting in avoidable deaths.
She called on Nigerians to take antigen test to determine their health status and enjoined women to regularly examine their breasts for signs of breast cancer which can be treated if detected early.
Also speaking a widow who lost her husband to prostrate cancer emphasized the need for adults from the age of forty and above to go for early screening and avoid acts that could lead to cancer.
WHO recent data showed that twenty-two percent of deaths are caused by cancer predicting that by 2030, death from cancer related ailment would increase to thirteen point one million if urgent steps are not taken to avert it.