Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.
Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world.
Queen Gloria added on that “Some lifestyles that can promote the growth of the disease such as using tobacco products, obesity and not getting enough physical activity“.
It can be combated by eating a healthy diet, and limiting alcohol intake.
Detection and treatment in Nigeria is still lagging behind.
This can be explained by many factors such as late detection, misdiagnosis, lack of medical expertise to treat patients, lack of chemotherapy facilities or radiotherapy machines, high cost of cancer management, little financial support from government and low awareness of the disease.