I CHOSE TO REMOVE MY BREAST TO SURVIVE CANCER – ONDO FIRST LADY, BETTY AKEREDOLU

Mrs. Betty Akeredolu is the wife of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN). She talks about the need for adequate awareness on breast cancer and how she survived an encounter with the disease with PETER DADA How would you describe your encounter with breast cancer? I am a breast cancer survivor, 20 years now and still counting. It all started in 1997 when I was diagnosed with it. I never knew anyone who had that experience and the little information I got from the cable television stations wasn’t something we…

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PRETTY 24-YR OLD LADY WHO SURVIVED BREAST CANCER SHARES HER STORY, SEE PIX

 beautify lady identified as Jessica Geneva Florence, 24, was diagnosed of breast cancer at age 22 after she was diagnosed, she thought she would never feel like the same woman she was before because she lost the only thing she knew, made her a woman. She wrote on her social media page: “FIRST OF ALL … My name is Jessica Geneva Florence. I am now 24 years old, and I survived , better yet SLAYED breast cancer! Death to this silent monster!!! I am finally putting you to rest. Today…

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STRESS NOW CAUSES ARTHRITIS, CANCER

Going by scientific findings showing the negative impact of stress on health, scientists have affirmed that it is as bad as a highfat diet for women. These are the findings of a study published in the journal ‘Nature Scientific Reports’. According to the researchers, exposure to stressful situations may change women’s gut bacteria without affecting men’s. Stress is primarily a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adren- aline,…

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BREASTS ARE NO BIG DEAL, YANK THEM OFF OF THEY ARE CANCEROUS- PNSO FIRST LADY

Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is the wife of Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN). She is also the founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN). She spoke with reporters in Akure on her advocacy programme on breast cancer treatment and other salient issues. DAMISI OJO was there. What actually informed the birth of BRECAN and how far you have gone on its advocacy? I am a breast cancer survivor of 20 years now and still counting. It all started in 1997 when I was diagnosed with it. I never knew…

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EDUCATION MINISTER OF STATE FLOWN ABROAD IS SUFFERING FROM PROSTRATE CANCER – SOURCES

Friday Olokor and Olaleye Aluko The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, who is grappling with prostrate and urinary ailments, has been flown to the United States for treatment, The PUNCHlearnt on Tuesday. A senior director in a parastatal in the ministry, who spoke on condition of anonymity, however, said it was not a very serious matter. “It is the normal sickness of old people, prostate problem. But it is not a very serious matter. It is just that he decided to rest in the US. As far as the…

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CANCER CENTRE OF NATIONAL HOSPITAL TO BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER- HEALTH MINISTER

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has assured Federal Government’s commitment to complete National Hospital Cancer Centre latest December. Adewole gave the assurance at the Cancer Summit organised by Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CEAFON) on Tuesday in Abuja. The theme of the summit is “Funding Cancer Care in Nigeria: The Way Forward’’ and sub themes — “Cancer Management in Nigeria: Recent Advances in Breast, Cervical, Prostrate and Haematological Cancer.” The minister described cancer scenario in the country as frightening, noting…

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80% OF CANCER CASES IN NIGERIA CURABLE-MINISTER OF HEALTH, ADEWOLE

By Ifreke Inyang on August 2, 2017@dailypostngr The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday said that 80% of cancer cases in Nigeria are curable. Adewole went further to reveal that the Ministry’s database showed that 50% of corpses flown into the country involved cancer-related deaths. Speaking at a symposium tagged: “Cancer in Nigeria,” organised by the Ministry in collaboration with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, the Minister explained that 40% of cancer can be prevented with healthy lifestyle, while another 40% if detected early can be cured. “For us in…

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THIS HANDSOME OAP HAS BEEN DIAGNOSES WITH CANCER

Uche Ugbai, the City FM OAP  who is popularly known as Sensei Uche has revealed why he’s been off air for some months. According to the OAP, he has been battling with cancer and it all started sometime in December 2016. Sensei Uche who took to social media to call on well meaning Nigerians to come to his aid, further said he slowly came to realise that he was losing sense of hearing in his left ear, after he sought medication over a recurring nasal congestion and sore throat. Here’s his post; “Hello…

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UNIVERSAL CURE FOR CANCER AND AIDS ON THE WAY- NOBEL LAURETTE

A Nobel Laureate, Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, says efforts are ongoing to develop a universal cure for HIV and cancer through collaboration. Barre-Sinoussi, a co-discoverer of the HIV,  said this in Paris while conducting some select journalists on a  tour of the sophisticated laboratories at Institut Pasteur. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier co-discovered the HIV in 1983. She also stated that the HIV Cure and Cancer Forum would on Saturday be inaugurated at the Institut Curie in Paris. “Efforts are now underway to determine…

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