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World Cancer Day 2019: # I Am and I Will

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 04/02/2019 - 17:16

Eighty percent of Nigerians living with Cancer die from the disease. According to an estimate from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer death ratio of four in five affected persons in Nigeria is the worst in the world.

World Cancer Day is celebrated on the February 4th of every year. This year marks the launch of the 3 year campaign with the theme: “I Am and I Will, which calls for a personal commitment to the fight against cancer to help control its spread in the future.

The aim of World Cancer Day is to save people from preventable deaths each year by creating awareness and educating the people about cancer.

Foods that Help Fight Cancer

  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Herbs and spices
  • Unrefined Oils
  • Berries
  • Beans

Cancer Causing Foods that may put you at risk

  • Canned foods
  • Processed meat
  • Microwaved popcorn
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Refined Flour

 

Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria that Treat Cancer

There are certain Nigerian hospitals that treat cancer. If you notice any cancer symptom, please, do not hesitate to stop by any of these Teaching hospitals.

  • Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba
  • University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin
  • University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu
  • Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria
  • University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH), Ibadan;
  • University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Rivers State
  • Othman Danfodio Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTH), Sokoto
  • Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Gombe; and National Hospital (NHA), Abuja
  • University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)
  • Othman Danfodio Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTH), Sokoto

 

 Books on Cancer available in our library

Through a Glass, Darkly by Gaarder Jostein 

Fine Things by Steel Danielle

One Renegade Cell by Weinberg Robert 

All Woman: Life After Breast Cancer by Yelland Tania Farrell 

 

For for more books, please visit us at 196 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria 

 

Sources

guardian.ng

draxe.com

thetruthaboutcancer.com

www.uicc.org

www.cancercenter.com

www.timesnownews.com

goodhealthclue.com

 

Image Credit

Premium Times – Owoseye Ayodamola

https://yourstory.com/2018/02/world-cancer-day-why-does-india-have-the-t...

https://guardian.ng/features/phytonutrient-vegetables-cruciferous-vegeta...

 

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