While conveying an address on ‘Early recognition and avoidance of tumor’, the specialist, Dr. Chinyere Akpanika noticed that Nigeria records more than 100,000 new instances of growth bosom every year.
“Today, bosom disease is the second driving reason for death in ladies after lung tumor. In Nigeria, more than 100,000 new instances of growth are recorded yearly,” she said.
“Smoking additionally builds the rate of bosom tumor in ladies. Disease is not only a wellbeing issue; it has expansive social and financial ramifications.”
Omotayo Oluwole, the organiser of the programme, said early detection and treatment increases the chances of survival of patients.
She called on governments at various levels to fight against cancer in all its ramifications.
“Today, we are going to offer free cancer screening to over 500 wives of naval personnel and members of the public. Also, we decided to do this with a view to helping women out because of the present financial challenges in the country,” she said.
“What we are doing today is free of charge for everybody here. We have decided to give a helping hand to the society so that our women can live longer.
“Early detection, awareness and treatment increase the chance of survival of patients. That is why we are here today to render this screening free of charge to women.”