August 18, 2018

Cervical Cancer: The cancer killing Nigerian women (Dailytimes)

Cervical Cancer: The cancer killing Nigerian women (Dailytimes)

Every two minutes around the world, a woman dies of cervical cancer. In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that the number of Nigerian women suffering from cervical cancer annually totalled 14,089 making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Sadly, this statistics is not only high in Nigeria. Up to 530, 000 cases and 275,000 deaths are recorded in developing nations every year. Put together, this is 80% of the cervical cases in the world. This is quite unfortunate knowing that this type of cancer can be avoided before it becomes full blown. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lowest part of the uterus (womb). A woman is at risk once she clocks fifteen. Factors linked to cervical cancer include but not restricted to the following: Read more

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