Nigeria is taking cancer-related issues seriously in order to relieve the pains and sufferings of people with cancer, Minister of Health Isaac Adewole said on Wednesday.
“There are lots of steps that government is taking to ensure that this is done; we are trying to upgrade about eight centers to cater for those being affected,” said Adewole.
He spoke in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city while receiving the final report of the upgraded Oncology and Medical Oncology Training by the Project Pink Blue and Abuja Breast Cancer Support Group.
He promised to prioritize cancer-related issues to promote early detection and cure of the disease.
“We are focused on how to prevent it from coming in the first place and for those who have been affected how they can be managed, if possible treated,” he said.
An estimated 116,000 new cases of cancer and 41,000 cancer-related deaths were recorded in Nigeria in 2018, according to the World Health Organization. Enditem