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Awareness

What is Cancer?

Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. Our bodies are made up of cell which, normally, reproduce and grow under body controls. However, this process sometimes goes wrong and cells reproduce and grow out of control and form a mass of tissue called tumour or growth. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body. Thus, cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells grow and reproduce uncontrollably and invade nearby tissues by spreading to other parts of the body through blood streams and lymphatic systems hindering the activities of the normal cells

What Causes Cancer?

The exact causes of cancer are not known and very often no single cause can be found. Findings so far show that cancer causes are related to changes on genes. Such changes on genes are related to living habit such as tobacco smoking, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, and environmental factors like exposure to infections and carcinogens, and longer life expectancy. The following are the measures to minimize the risk of cancer:

  1. Avoiding tobacco smoking
  2. Cutting down on high fat foods and instead eating high fiber foods (grains, cereals...) and fruits and vegetables,
  3. Getting daily physical exercise and maintaining lean weight,
  4. Using sun radiation protections

Our Recent Activities

We have been engaged in many cancer activities in Nigeria

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44th Annual NCS Conference

A conference for experts in cancer management

Recent Activities

Recent Activities

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Scool Visit

School visit for "catch them young" sensitization

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Clean Design

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House to House Campaign

A cancer campaign to the door steps of citezens

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