Retired Nurse warns against smoking, others to prevent cancer




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By Maureen Ojinaka

Enugu – A retired Nurse, Mrs Chinwe Offor, has urged Nigerians embrace positive lifestyle order not to develop cancer.

Offor, who was worked with University of Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, gave the advice an interview with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday.

She said that it would be better and easier to prevent the than managing it, adding that cancer treatment could not be found every health facility.

The retired Nurse also urged Nigerians to desist from smoking and excess intake of alcohol, stressing that these actions caused cancer of the lung and that of the liver.

“I want to use this opportunity to advise those who smoke to try as much as possible, desist from smoking as it will do them no good,but lead them to pains, suffering and waste of their hard earned money.

“Excess intake of alcohol is not good to the human health; therefore, I urge those who take excessive alcohol to stop, to avoid developing cancer of the liver,’’ she said.

She urged the people to always eat natural food and to always visit the hospital whenever they were sick.

Offor said that most people in who suffering from cancer were not aware of their problem on time, because they failed to go to hospital for diagnosis.

She noted that the called cancer could be dictated both and adult, adding that every organ in the body was prone to cancer. (NAN)