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Official: Mobile cancer center screens 10,000 Nigerians in 1 year

A mobile cancer centre, PinkCruise, has screened and treated no fewer than 10,000 people in Nigeria since its inception in 2018.
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Cancer: Expert calls for inclusion of human papillomavirus, hepatitis in routine immunisation

The Chairperson, African Cancer Initiative (ACAI), Dr Obasohan Efe, has called for the inclusion of human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis in a routine immunisation, saying that they were the major cause of cancers in the world.

Australia likely to eliminate cervical cancer first – study

Australia could be the first country in the world to effectively eradicate cervical cancer if current vaccination and screening rates are maintained, according to a research in a public health journal.

Cervical cancer: Gynaecologist urges young girls to take vaccination early in life

Dr. Maxwell Odiegwu, a gynaecologist, on Monday advised young girls to embrace vaccination against cervical cancer early in life.

Aisha Buhari to speak on global fight against tuberculosis

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, will be soliciting for increased political commitment to funding the global fight against tuberculosis at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Oyo government targets 15,000 women for free cancer screening programme

As a result, the state government had expressed its determination to reduce the prevalence of breast and cervical cancer among women in the state to minimal level.
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Study: Flight attendants exposed to greater risk of cancers

The study, which was conducted by researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, surveyed 5,366 U.S. flight crew members and found that slightly over 15 per cent of them reported having been diagnosed with cancer.

Teenage Nigerian female boxers fighting out of poverty

A group of female teenage boxers from a "poor part of Lagos" are reportedly hoping to win gold for Nigeria at the 2020 Olympics.

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, and the UNAIDS have announced The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa.

Expert urges women to always go for cervical cancer screening

A family medicine expert, Dr Oge Ilegbune, has urged women to always go for cervical cancer screening, saying it is not as expensive as people think.

World Cancer Day: NAWOJ takes lead in creating advocacy

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) FCT Council yesterday joined the global world to celebrate the 2018 World Cancer Day (WCD), themed ‘We Can, I Can’.

Turai Yar’Adua’s dream dies at Abuja cancer centre

Mrs Turai Yar’Adua, wife of Nigeria’s former president, Umaru Yar’Adua, once had a grand dream to build a cancer centre in the Nigerian capital that will cater especially for the poor.

70% of smokers prone to lung cancer – survey

A don, Prof. Isa Hussaini, says a 2012 health survey has revealed that 70 per cent of smokers are prone to lung cancer, which also accounted for high mortality.

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