A non governmental organisation (NGO), Dove-Haven Foundation (DHF) has has organised an awareness and sensitisation campaign on the danger of cancer and its prevention in Isanlu, Kogi state.
The Executive Director of DHF, Dr Ekundayo Samuel, told newsmen at the venue of program in Isanlu on Tuesday, that the foundation was sensitising the public on cancer, its dangers and the way out. ”We are working towards reducing cancer prevalence in Nigeria and beyond through cancer prevention, management, research and advocacy activities.
”Our programs are designed to raise cancer awareness and education in the society; provide easy access to cancer screening, diagnosis, management; and enhance the quality of life of cancer patients,” he said. He noted that the event started on Monday 3rd of Feb. 3, 2020 with a 3-5 km awareness walk to sensitise the people.
He advised every woman to do self breast examination every month, while men should be doing self test for cancer monthly as from the age of 40. ”Cancer is very expensive to treat because no single drugs can cure; prevention is better and cheaper than cure.