Kwara Govt. to screen 3, 000 women for breast cancer– Commissioner

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By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal

Ilorin – The Kwara Government on Wednesday launched a state-wide screening women for breast and cervical cancer as part activities to mark the 2020 World Cancer Day.

Dr Raji Razak, Kwara for , disclosed this Ilorin said that the ministry had engaged experts to screen the women.

He said that activities lined to commemorate the World Cancer Day would strengthen public awareness on the deadly disease.

The said that government’ action reflected its care for people’ , adding that the Federal Ministry also appealed to all state governments to mobilise for the enlightenment.

“About 24 million people are afflicted cancer worldwide, 12.5 per cent deaths traced to the disease,’’ the said.

He said the ministry would soon begin radio to enlighten the public on the causes of cancer and various prevention methods.

“Thanks to the governor’ approval, we are using the latest the state for screening for breast and cervical cancer. Provisions have also been made to purchase latest equipment,” he said.

Dr Stephen Arigidi, Deputy Director, Medical Science and the ministry, said most people are ignorant of the disease.

Arigidi said women of productive age are most prone to cervical and breast cancer, adding that it was always better for them to submit themselves for early screening and treatment in the case of early detection.