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World Cancer Day: Anambra First Lady Continues Call For Early Diagnosis

Anambra First lady Mrs Nonye Soludo, has explained that early diagnosis, basic disease awareness, and timely checks are key steps to beating the threats of cancers.

Angel Network News reports that ‘World Cancer Day’ is commemorated globally on the 4th of February every year to raise awareness and re-assess stakeholders’ actions to mitigate all forms of cancer across the world. 

The theme for the 2022-2024 campaign is “Close the cancer gap,” while the theme for the 2024 fixture  is “Together, we challenge those power.”

The governors wife who dropped the message in a statement released in Awka to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day, noted that it is important to spread the message of cancer threats while also pointing that it is not entirely a death sentence. 

Mrs Soludo stated that discovering the disease early enough is key in the whole process, stressing that to achieve the mitigation result, all stakeholders are expected to team up to amplify the education and awareness, especially in rural communities. 

The Anambra governor’s wife also noted that cancer, just like every other household disease, can be prevented by healthy living and being intentional with dietary rules and overall consumption habits. 

Mrs Soludo pointed out that the growing deaths from different types of cancer, call for a more tactical approach, closer collaborations, and smarter ideas to educate, counsel, treat, and mitigate.

She hailed the efforts of partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and UNICEF, who have shown strong support for government policies to push back cancer in Anambra State.

Mrs Soludo, who is a Cervical Cancer Ambassador, said that while the arrival of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the state is very close, Anambra State has made good gains on the national cancer index as a result of on-the-ground policies, including the free cervical cancer screening and treatment programmes initiated by the state government.

She further expressed hopes that her breast cancer mitigation programme, which will kick off soon, will be important to the drive to take cancer mortality in the state to near zero.


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