By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara
As part of efforts to fight the scourge of cancer, an appeal has been made to subsidize the treatment of the disease by way of supporting patients in the area of surgery
Prof. Enoch Afolayan of the Facility of Clinical Sciences, made this appeal while delivering the 212th inaugural lecture held on Thursday in Ilorin.
The theme of the lecture “Cancer! The Sledge Hammer of Death?No! Not A Death Sentence If…” established that tobacco smoking alone is responsible for 30% of Cancer worldwide.
Prof. Afolaysn also urged relevant arms of government, agencies and tertiary institutions, especially, universities to focus investment more in epidemiological studies on cancer in order to understand the trend of its risk factors akin to social orders and cultural practices.
Prof. Afolayan advocated periodic breast self-examination, and if a very small painless lump is detected in the breast a physician should be consulted.
He disclosed that cancer occurs in children like in adults which he said was characterized by geographical variations.