By Fred Abua/Agency Reports
Dr. Linda Ayade, wife of Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has said that 7 out of every 10 people diagnosed of cancer in Nigeria die.
This is based on statistics available and women should take care fo their health in order to live prolonged and fruitful lives Ayade told participants recently at the Southern Governor’s Wives Forum (SWGF) held in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Dr. Ayade who said that statistics show that about 100,000 Nigerians are diagnosed of cancer, of whom 70 percent of those diagnosed die, pointed out that the three (3) most common cancers among women were, breast, womb and cervical cancers.
She maintained that the best cure for the disease is prevention as well as early detection and called on women to be vigilant and “catch” cancer early by taking advantage of free screening exercises carried out by different organizations or visit the hospital frequently.
Earlier, the secretary of the SWGF and wife of Ogun state Governor, Olufunso Amosun, who hosted the event commended the benevolence of the “Sisters Beyond Boundaries,” as the group refers to itself for their contributions towards the purchase of empowerment items.
Other wives of Governors took turns to address participants with the Wife of a Governor in the South West who said she had survived cancer for 20 years called on Governments to make budgetary provisions for cancer control while the Chairperson and wife of Imo state Governor, Nneoma Okorocha said forum aims at bringing together the wives of governors to support the efforts of their husbands and that of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari.
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