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The Cancer Scourge and Why We Must All Be Worried

The Cancer Scourge and Why We Must All Be Worried

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) about 24.6 million people live with cancer worldwide while about 12.5 percent of all deaths are attributable to cancer. It also states that an estimate of more than 100,000 Nigerians are diagnosed with cancer yearly, while about 80,000 die from the disease. This then implies that about 240 Nigerians fall victim to this dreadful epidemic on a daily basis, or 10 Nigerians dying every hour from cancer. We are also reminded that the country’s cancer death ratio of 4 in every 5 affected persons happens to be one of the worst in the entire planet! PharmaTimes Editor, MORGAN NWANGUMA in this story lets us know why there is a great cause for worry, and what can be done. Cancer is any malignant growth or tumour caused by abnormal and uncontrolled