Tag: Cancer

Laz Ude Eze: Who will save Nigerians from this Terror called Cancer?

By Laz Ude Eze Today is World Cancer Day– a day set aside by cancer advocates globally to raise global awareness, improve education and catalyse individual and government actions towards cancer control. I have been reflecting on the cancer situation in Nigeria and the efforts of critical stakeholders towards cancer control[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Launches 2 Powerful Ads Targeting Second-hand Smokers (WATCH) #ClearTheAir

by Tahir Sherriff   Tobacco Free Campaign: Nigerian Government Launches 2 Powerful Ads targeting second-hand smokers and raising cancer awareness (WATCH) The Federal Ministry of Health has released two sets of public service advertising targeting second hand smokers. The advert narrates that about 10% of the 6 million annual tobacco-related[Read More…]

New Test Can Predict Cancer Up To 13 Years Before Disease Develops

A new test which can predict with 100 per cent accuracy whether a person will develop cancer up to 13 years in the future, has been devised by scientists. In a story published by the Telegraph UK, Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening in[Read More…]

“Every year, 75,000 Nigerians Die Of Cancer” – NMA Reports

The Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA), yesterday, in Abuja, disclosed that about 75,000 Nigerians die of cancer yearly. NMA stated this in a statement by its President, Kayode Obembe, and made available to reporters, yesterday in Abuja. The doctors said from the nation’s estimated 170 million people, 100,000 new cases of[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Wole Soyinka Diagnosed With Cancer [Report]

At a press conference today, renowned playwright and Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has announced that he was diagnosed of cancer last December, reports Saharareporters. The report says Soyinka was speaking at the June 12 Cultural Center in Ogun State, “Kongi” encouraged awareness and preventative measures in stopping the spread[Read More…]

2Face Idibia Loses Dad To Cancer, Family Issues Statement On The Passing Of Pa Michael [Pictured]

Michael Idibia, father of multi award winning singer, Tuface Idibia is dead. Pa Idibia died at an undisclosed hospital on Saturday, after an unsuccessful battle with protracted Cancer. Tuface’s Manager, Efe Omoregie, who confirmed the news Saturday evening said the singer is still in shock over the sad incident. 2face[Read More…]

Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem Akunyili Dies Of Cancer, Former Governor Peter Obi Confirms

The former governor of Anambra state has confirmed the demise of Nigeria’s former information minister and Director General of the National Agency for Food and Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) .. In a statement issued and personally signed, Mr Obi wrote “On behalf of the Akunyili’s family, I wish to officially[Read More…]

Homosexuality Causes Infertility, Cancer & HIV, Says Expert

A physician, Dr Nkechi Asogwa, on Tuesday in Lagos, identified  cancer, HIV,  infertility and  short life span as major risk factors associated with homosexuality. Asogwa, who is also the Secretary, Doctors Health Initiative, a civil rights group, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that homosexual behaviour represented a serious[Read More…]

Expert Says Rise Of Skin Cancer In Nigeria Is Due To Increased Rate Of Skin Bleaching

A dermatologist, at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr. Nike Omotoyosi, has stated that the rate of skin cancer and other kidney diseases was on the rise due to bleaching. The dermatologist also said that Nigeria has the highest number of people who indulge in skin bleaching. Delivering a[Read More…]

People Who Eat Cashew Nuts Regularly Are Less Likely To Develop Cancer [READ]

A Nutritionist, Mrs Cecilia Dolapo, says people who eat cashew fruits or nuts regularly are less likely to develop cancer-related diseases. Dolapo said this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ido, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti. According to her, cashew nuts are[Read More…]