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World Cancer Day: Cervical Cancer Can Be Eliminated with Constant Check-Up, Says Akeredolu


By Temitope Adedeji, Akure

The wife of Ondo state governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu has assured the people living with cancer mostly women, that they can survive it only if they maintain a routine check-up on their breast and report any strange signs detected.

Mrs. Akeredolu who made this known during this year’s World Cancer Day lecture in Akure, said that BRECAN, is a one-stop where women can easily come to acquire knowledge on ways of detecting and get early treatment for cancer.

In his lecture, the guest lecturer at the event, Dr Akinfolarin Adepiti from Obafemi Awolowo University, ilé Ìfẹ́, said that early sexual exposure and women who give birth often are prone to have cancer.

The Lecturer further said that vaccination is one key factor to immune the system against it and that the humanization works faster on women between 15 – 20 years than the older ones.

He said further that early detection goes a long way and gives room for a cure in as much the affected person reports the case at any accredited medical centre.

He later advised the government to do more awareness and publicity in enlightening the women to always do checks on their breasts and report any strange things around the walls of their breasts.

While responding, the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu applauded the initiative of the first lady in saving the lives of the women not only in Ondo state, but the country at large.

He, therefore, promised to build a world-class Centre for women on the issue of cancer as a way of encouraging the first Lady and to support the fight against cancer in a more easy way.

He concluded that his government has concluded plans to prioritize the wellbeing of the women through the provision of a meaningful centre where people can be treated.


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