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07 February, 2018, 09:07
It said cancer was the second cause of death in 2016 accounting for 14% of the total deaths, after cardiovascular diseases which account for 30.6% of all causes of death.
"Insights from molecular biology are helping oncologists select the most suitable course of cancer treatment and more accurately predict the response to targeted therapy", mentioned Dr ShahzadShamim, an associate professor at AKU's department of surgery. But, the statistics regarding this disease remain bad. With limited resources allocated to health and technology for treatment getting more expensive every day, many people do not have access to proper and efficient treatment for cancer.
Also, Dr Tosin Olowojebutu, a General Physician, said that more awareness should be created to help in early detection of any form of cancer and treatment to prevent death.
He agrees this is a cause of concern, but tells VOA simple actions can be taken even by the poorest countries to address this issue.
A statement by the Union for International Cancer Control UICC, released on this year's World Cancer Day, observed that one of the biggest gaps between radiotherapy machine availability and need is in Nigeria.
The World Health Organization also stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
The three year theme, "I Can".
He said: "On a day like this, it is important to reiterate the need for coordinated action by all relevant stakeholders in the health sector on the management and control of cancer".
He noted that early detection makes it easier to treat and cure.
Spelling out roles expected from communities in the fight against Cancer, the Minister praised various organisations and professional bodies that have dedicated sporting programme not to rest on their oars. The observance aims at dispelling misinformation about cancer, raising awareness, and reducing stigma.
He called on the governments to establish more advanced diagnostic cancer centres with good equipment in all states within the country.
He disclosed that another new machine donated by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) was within the country and would be operational at NHA in the next few months.
The facility at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) should be offering full and un-interrupted service by June 2018.
Kehinde advised women to always do self-breast examination and get pap smear regularly to avoid breast and cervical cancer, while men should go for prostate cancer screening annually.
Despite these giant strides, the minister regretted that there remained some factors militating against these efforts to effectively combat the scourge of cancer in Nigeria.
There is a global equity gap in accessing early detection, treatment and care services.
He therefore called on interested stakeholders in the national and global arena to partner with Federal Ministry of Health so that more laudable achievements could be recorded in the management of cancer cases in the country.
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He pointed out that it was also the goal of the joint road map drawn up by Russian Federation and China. Every two years, we hear stories about sex between global athletes staying in the Olympic village.
This is at least the sixth government contract awarded to Tribute that has been canceled , according to the Times . Broker-style contracts are sometimes awarded when the government wants to speed up the procurement process.
It is negative, as 47 investors sold ABT shares while 563 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with "Market Perform" rating and $78 target in Friday, December 2 report. ( NYSE :GNW).
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BC will generally allow adults to use non-medical cannabis in public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted. The number of retail licenses won't be capped but they won't be issued without the support of local governments.
She mentioned that they want to challenge other schools in the area to also start collecting and donating water. What will this look like for them? The poor are waiting in lines daily to fill up water containers.
The Times last month voted to unionize, and other conflicts between the paper and its owner have surfaced in recent months. Kirk replaced Lewis D'Vorkin, who was moved to the position of chief content for digital and mobile customers.
Trading was volatile during the day, with the index 600 points up at its highest point and 560 points down at the lowest. The broader Standard & Poor's 500-stock index ended up 1.75 percent, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up 2.1 percent.
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