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11 Oct
Prof. Ifeoma Okoye is a medical doctor. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons), Fellow of the Nigerian Medical College of Radiology, Professor of Radiology at the College of Medicine, University...
9 Feb 2020
Dr. Modupe Akinyinka, a Senior lecturer and Consultant Public Health Physician at Department of Community Health and Primary Health Care, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), said removing skin tag at home is not normally recommended, due to risk of bleeding and possible infection. She spoke to PAUL ADUNWOKE on prevention and treatment of…
9 Sep 2019
Worried by the rising cases of cancers and deaths in Nigeria, especially breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, cervical and pancreatic tumours, experts have advocated increased vaccination...
3 Mar 2019
As the International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day is observed globally tomorrow, CancerAware Nigeria, a Lagos based women’s charity organisation has called on the Federal Government to introduce the HPV vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme, to enable eligible girls have access to it. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is…
4 Feb 2019
"Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, which kills more than 300,000 women every year, health authorities said Monday. To mark World Cancer Day 2019, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a statement in which it "unequivocally confirms the efficacy and…
18 May 2018
Gradually, cancer, a non-communicable condition that can be terminal if not detected early is fast becoming a huge health challenge in Nigeria. There are over 200 different types of cancer that affect humans...
29 Jan 2018
Every two minutes around the world, a woman dies of cervical cancer. In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that the number of Nigerian women suffering from cervical cancer annually totalled 14,089 making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Sadly, this statistics is not only high in Nigeria. Up to 530, 000…
6 Sep 2017
Prof. Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has warned that Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex.
3 Sep 2017
About 80 per cent of every sexually active man or woman, will likely contract at least one strain of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)- the most common sexually transmitted virus, at some point during their life time, according to world health bodies.
14 Jan 2017
Starting in your 20s, if you are a woman, you should have a breast exam by a health care provider. It gives you a chance to talk about any changes in your breasts and discuss anything in your health history...
3 Nov 2016
A medical journal, The Lancet, has said no fewer than 800,000 women die of breast and cervical cancers yearly and 90 per cent of these deaths occur in developing countries ...

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