Group Raises Awareness On Cancer Scourge Among Women

Yakubu Busari,Jos

 

National Coordinator of Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria, Mr Elijah Elijah has disclosed that many women for lack of proper education and awareness are dying in their hundreds from cancer scourge hence the need for his group to embark on an awareness campaign among the womenfolk.

He made the disclosure at the Hill Station Hotel, Jos, the Plateau State capital, during the coordination of sensitisation programme for the people in the North Central zone on breast cancer scourge, particularly Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa states.

Elijah stressed that the civil society awareness campaign which would radically enlighten women on the symptoms of how the disease will start before spreading to other parts of the body would kick-off in three states to be used as pilot states in the North central geo-political zone of the country.

He lamented that cancer scourge kills about 30 women daily and every 20 always die of cervical infection in the 30 age bracket .

Elijah explained that they embark on cancer scourge in Africa because the prevalence rate was higher in women as 99 women and one man out of 100 people screened suffer the from the scourge.

He advised the people to stay away from eating junk food and appealed to women to go for regular screening and check-up.

At the occasion,wWife of Jos North Local Government Management Committee Chairman Mrs Marry Philip Nyam solicited the cooperation of women to avail themselves the opportunity to go to the nearest hospital for routine checkup .

She urged people to be change agent and charge women on how to manage the scourge of cancer disease, adding that the commonest were   breast, cervical, protraste cancer .