World Cancer Day, 2020 | Dialysis World Nigeria - DWN
World Cancer Day, 2020
Date Posted: 04/Feb/2020   Deadline: 04/Feb/2009

As the world celebrates World Cancer Day, cancer advocates have called on government at all levels to improve health services in Nigeria.


The World Cancer Day is an international event celebrated every February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.


Two cancers which are among the hardest to treat and have very low survival rates are to be the focus of pioneering research at Queen's University Belfast.


The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer in Northern Ireland is 4.9% and for oesophageal cancer is 18.6%.


In England, the statistics are 6.9% and approximately 15%.


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