Month: October 2013

NATIONAL PINK DAY – “TAKING CANCER PREVENTION TO THE GRASSROOTS”

OVERVIEW October is an International Cancer Awareness Month (ICAM), with special emphasis on breast cancer, the commonest cancer among women globally. The ICAM is an annual international campaign against the cancer pandemic. The symbolic colour for the month of October is pink. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP-Nigeria) has designated the 18th of October, every […]

HOW BAD IS THE CANCER SCOURGE IN NIGERIA? GET THE FACTS AND FIGURE!

CANCER IS THE No. 1 KILLER OF MANKIND. It kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Cancer is now being diagnosed in one out of every three persons Nigeria has the 13th lowest life expectancy in the world, and cancer is a major contributor 80% of cancer deaths worldwide occur in developing countries […]