WFI, LAPO-C4 Partner Harps On Regular Cancer Screening

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), a LAPO-C4 partner NGO in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has urged Nigerians to embrace regular cancer screening towards early detection and treatment of the disease.

Speaking during cancer awareness campaign in Kuje, Abuja, the WFI Director of Programmes, Mrs Frances Teshoma said early detection and treatment would curtail the rising number of deaths and achieve zero level of cancer cases in the country.

She said increased awareness of the signs and symptoms and timely diagnosis have been known to improve survival from cancer, warning that “not all cancer cases show early signs and symptoms, other warning signs can appear quite late.

She called on the Federal Government to fund relevant health organisations to assist in the fight against cancer in the country.