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World Cancer Day Observed

World Cancer Day Observed”

The mobile unit is a key component to the programme's mission to raise cancer awareness across Qatar, consistently touring governmental departments, semi-government entities and private sector organisations.

The World Cancer Day is cerebrated on the Feb.4, every year.

The World Cancer Day 2018 is being observed across the world including Pakistan today.

In terms of the geographical distribution of the cases documented in 2016, the highest percentage was in Bethlehem governorate, where 160.1 among 100,000 people were diagnosed with cancer, followed by Jericho governorate where 123.2 cases per 100,000 people were infected with the disease. Experts say that there is a need for a balanced approach to prevention, ability to detect cancer at an early stage, and proper and efficient treatment.

Smoking is also major cause of cancer and Adams said, "Greater public understanding of cancer risk factors, such as tobacco and alcohol consumption, poor diets, sedentary lifestyles, and excessive exposure to the sun, is one step toward effective cancer prevention".

Godwin Obaseki has called on scientists across the globe working on the cure for cancer to intensify efforts in the discovery of an urgent cure for the illness to bring succour to those suffering from it. Images of participants were then shared over social media.

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He further said that the commissioning of a new Radiotherapy machine at National Hospital Abuja (NHA), recently, would provide for easy access to radiation treatment for Nigerians.

He added that additional new machine was donated by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) and would be in operational at National Hospital Abuja, in the next few months.

Nigeria has concluded plans to roll out nationwide screening for most common types of cancers, Minister of Health Isaac Adewole said Sunday.

He added that the facility at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) would be offering full and uninterrupted services from June 2018.

In fact, there are some researches that mention that number of cancer deaths can increase by 13.2 million in a year by 2030.

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