Cancer Treatable & Curable If Detected Early – Experts

Cancer Treatable & Curable If Detected Early – Experts

Cancer is treatable and curable if detected early according to medical experts in the country who spoke at a symposium in focus of theme of the 2013 World Cancer Day: “Dispel damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer: Did You Know?”.

At the event organised by the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris said the  belief that cancer was a death sentence was not only incorrect but popularise by nasty experiences of those who present their cases late in hospitals.

Idris who was represented by the State Acting Director of Disease Control, Dr. Bakare Omowumi also dismissed the misconception that cancer is a disease of the wealthy,  adding that,  “the disease  is rampant in both middle and low income countries of the world, including Nigeria.”

Also speaking, Director General, NIMR, Professor  Innocent Ujah, lamented that cancer had become a hydra-headed disease that needs support of every Nigerian to overcome.

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