WORLD CANCER DAY: Medic speaks on ways to protect one’s self.
Written by News Room on February 4, 2022
World Cancer Day February 4, 2022 focuses on the global cancer community World Cancer Day (WCD) set aside to inspire greater awareness of cancer and action to better prevent, detect and treat the disease.
This year marks the first of a new three-year campaign centered on the issue of equity with the campaign theme “Close the care gap” to raise awareness about the lack of equity in cancer care.
Invicta FM news correspondent, Evangeline Genesis spoke to a resident doctor at Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital Zaria, in the Thermatology Department a branch of therapeutics dealing with the application of heat; Dr. Umar Musa who explained how cancer affects the various body parts.
The Thermatologist also talked about the various vaccines available for cervical and prostate cancer, he said the vaccines are available because the root agent that causes the virus has been identified.
Cancer remains a major cause of geographic, racial, social and gender inequality. According to the World Health Organization, cancer ranks as a leading cause of death and an important barrier to increasing life expectancy in every nation.