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COLON CANCER PREVENTION IN NIGERIA – AN ACHIEVABLE GOAL

 March is colon cancer awareness month (commonly called colon cancer awareness month). Most Nigerians are not aware of colon cancer; yet it is one of the most common cancers, globally. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in Nigerian men (after prostate and liver cancer) and the fourth most common cancer in Nigerian women […]

PREVENTING CANCER: THE ROLE OF VACCINES

The 2015 theme for World Cancer Day (February 4) is ‘Not Beyond Us,’ which takes a proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that the solutions are available and accessible. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one-third of cancer is preventable, another one-third is curable and the last third can have good quality […]

CERVICAL CANCER AS AN ICON OF HOPE AND HOPEFULNESS

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer epitomizes the cost-effectiveness of investing in preventive health care.  Cervical cancer is the easiest of all cancers to prevent. Cervical screening is the best cancer screening test in the history of medicine and most cost effective of all medical screening tests. The screening is painless and takes […]

WORLD CANCER DAY, 2015- INVITATION

___________________________________________________________________________   ____________________________________________________________________   INVITE YOU TO AN EXHIBITION BY THE INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION (IMC) SECTOR IN NIGERIA  TITLED: ‘THE BIG WAR AGAINST CANCER IN NIGERIA – FRESH VISION, NEW IDEAS’ Venue: CVL, 6 Balarabe Musa Crescent, off Samuel Manuwa St, by 1004 Flats, VI, Lagos Date: World Cancer Day, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ […]

THE MAIDEN EDITION OF ↑↓GOODTUESDAY/ ↑↓GIVINGTIDE IN NIGERIA

In 2012, the United Nation Foundation designated the first Tuesday in December as #GivingTuesday (now known as ↑↓GoodTuesday in Nigeria). ↑↓GoodTuesday is an initiative of ↑↓GivingTide International, aimed at mobilizing individuals and organizations to collectively tackle major societal problem. ↑↓GoodTuesday is so named because of the significance of Tuesday. In many cultures and religions, Tuesday […]

UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY: A REFLECTION ON CHILDHOOD CANCERS

“We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.”- United Nations. November is a significant month for children and youths! November 17 is “International Students’ Day” whilst November 20 is “Universal […]

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: PREVENTION OF PROSTATE CANCER

September is designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month aimed at: Increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health; providing easily accessible prostate cancer screenings; Educating about risk factors and symptoms of prostate cancer; and Advocating for further research on prostate cancer. It is therefore pertinent for us to focus our attention on prostate cancer […]

GUYS, KNOW YOUR RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER!

What is Prostate Cancer? Cancer that occurs in the prostate gland. What is Prostate? The prostate is a gland found only in males. It is located in front of the rectum (last part of the large intestine leading to the rectum) and below the urinary bladder (where urine is stored). The size of the prostate […]

EBOLA: RECONCILING PERCEPTION AND REALITY

Last month, the first cases of Ebola infection were reported in Nigeria. This has rightly precipitated a series of remedial actions and reactions at all levels of society. Thanks to the sustained media advocacy! At the other extreme, rumors on folk remedies abound, spread through the social media and text messages. Alas, Nigerians, stricken with […]