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Nigeria’s ongoing battle with cancer

Nigeria’s ongoing battle with cancer
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Can adequate investment for combatting this disease decrease cases.

In many developed countries, people are screened for cancer to detect the disease in its early stages, when it is more treatable. This is not the case in Nigeria, where cancer is not typically screened for in the general population. This may be due to a lack of awareness of the disease and its symptoms, or a lack of resources to screen people for cancer. As a result, many Nigerians are diagnosed with cancer in later stages, when the disease is more difficult to treat.

Men are less likely to get screened for cancer than women, there are a number of reasons for this. One reason is that men are less likely to go to the doctor in general. In fact, men are 25% less likely to go to the doctor than women. This may be because men are less likely to feel sick and are more likely to try to tough it out. Another reason is that men are more likely to have cancer symptoms that are mistaken for other things. For example, men are more likely to have a Tumor in their Prostate, which can cause symptoms that are mistaken for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged Prostate.

Processed foods are known to increase the risk of cancer.

In women, common forms of cancer include Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, and Cervical cancer. Each of these cancers can be deadly if not treated early and effectively. It is important for women to be aware of the symptoms of these cancers and to see a doctor if they experience any of these symptoms.

Nigeria is among countries with the highest rates of cancer, with over 70,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The disease is often fatal, with only about one in five patients surviving more than five years after diagnosis. While the cause of cancer is not fully understood, it is believed that a combination of environmental and lifestyle factors contribute to the development of the disease. Cigarette smoking, Alcohol consumption, and a diet high in Processed Foods are known to increase the risk of cancer. In addition, exposure to radiation and certain chemicals can also increase the risk. There are a number of different types of cancer, each of which has its own characteristics and treatment options. The most common types of cancer in Nigeria include Breast cancer, Prostate cancer and Lung cancer.

The majority of Nigerians are without any form of coverage.

Cancer is now the leading cause of death around the world. In 2020, it is estimated that cancer will account for nearly 10 million deaths. This staggering number underscores the importance of early detection and innovative treatment options. There are many different types of cancer, and each one requires a unique approach to treatment. Some cancers can be treated with surgery, while others may require Radiation therapy or Chemotherapy. In some cases, a combination of treatments may be necessary. The goal of cancer treatment is to eliminate the cancerous cells while preserving as much of the healthy tissue as possible. In many cases, this can be accomplished through surgery.

Nigeria has extremely limited cancer treatment options, with approximately 95 percent of the population surviving without health insurance. This leaves the majority of Nigerians without any form of coverage, which can often lead to large medical expenses. Less than five percent of Nigerians in the formal sector are covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS),

Nigeria can join the world stage in cancer research.

Cancer is a leading cause of death all over the world, but it is particularly devastating in developing countries like Nigeria. The lack of resources and infrastructure to support cancer research means that many people in Nigeria die from this disease every year. However, there is hope. If the Nigerian government begins to invest more in cancer research, there would be many talented Nigerian Scientists who would work hard to find a cure for cancer. If Nigeria can join the world stage in cancer research, we can help find a cure for this horrible disease.


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Ask Nigeria
2 months ago

Nigeria’s ongoing battle with cancerCan adequate investment for combatting this disease decrease cases.Express your point of view.

jdpumping
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1 month ago

More awareness needs to be created and screening centres to be opened

Mr timmy
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2 months ago

What are the symptoms

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