An Ocular Oncologist, Abia Nzelu, has called for more awareness programmes with immediate intervention in the fight against cancer to stem the death rate.

Nzelu, who is also an Ocular Oncologist, made the remark in her presentation at a Summit of “Journalist Against Cancer in Nigeria (JaCiN)’’ to commemorate the World Cancer Day in Lagos.

According to her, Cancer was responsible for almost one in six deaths globally, saying that more than 14 million people develop cancer every year.

“This figure is projected to rise over 21 million by 2030, and this is why awareness programme with immediate intervention is necessary in the fight against cancer.

“The most common cancer in men is prostate with the statistic of about 14 to 26 deaths everyday between 2008 and 2012, which almost doubles every year, but can be treated if diagnosed early.

“Cervical cancer is the easiest to prevent in women through regular screening.

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