As the World Cancer Day is celebrated today, Citizens Center for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR) has enjoined citizens to always go for regular check-up to combat the scourge of Cancer.
This year’s celebration organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated every year on 4 February, is an opportunity to rally the International Community to end the injustice of preventable health challenge on cancer. This year’s theme, “I can, we can” acknowledges that everyone has the capacity to address the cancer burden.
‘We can work together to reduce cancer risk factors. We can overcome barriers to early diagnosis, treatment and palliative care. We can work together to improve cancer control and achieve global targets to reduce premature mortality from cancer and NCDs.
CCIDESOR however urged citizens to ensure preventive measures which include: routine exercises, watching out for the food citizens eat, smoking, excessive alchohol intake, uncondusive work environment, routine check-up, among others.
It would be recalled that as a result of Cancer, 17 people die every minute in the world, so that there is urgent need to join hands together to combat it. Indeed, I Can, We Can’