Polaris preaches adherence to healthy lifestyle on World Cancer Day
In commemoration of this year’s World Cancer Day and demonstration of its unwavering commitment to the fight against breast cancer in Nigeria, Polaris Bank has urged Nigerians to adhere to quality eating habit and healthy lifestyle to avoid contracting cancer.
The World Cancer Day is marked internationally every February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. The theme for this year’s event was, ‘I Am and I Will.’
A statement from the bank quoted its Managing Director, Tokunbo Abiru, as reaffirming the bank’s commitment to continuously support initiatives that would increase awareness and access of people to treatment and prevention of cancer, thereby reducing the current prevalence rate.
The bank has collaborated with C.O.P.E. on many cancer initiatives, including support for treatment of over 30 indigent cancer patients, provision of free screening for over 15,000 women within and outside Lagos and donation of state-of-the-art cancer screening machines- LogiQ C2 and Mind Ray Ultra-Sound System- to enhance quality diagnosis and clinical practices at the C.O.P.E. Centre.
The bank also supported the establishment of a Breast Cancer Information Service Centre to serve as a databank where relevant and up-to-date information on breast cancer is made available, in addition to Seek-A-Care project, a long-term home-care delivery service offered to breast cancer patients
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