40% of cancer cases can be prevented in Nigeria — Minister

Health Minister Isaac Adewole has said 40 per cent of cancer cases can
be prevented in Nigeria, if people change their sedentary lifestyles.

He stated this at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),
Idi-Araba, Lagos where he inspect a new cancer treatment centre at the

He stated that cancer prevention could be achieved when people change
their lifestyles, especially the way they move around, sleep, eat,
what they drink and staying away from tobacco.

He said government invested in the cancer treatment centre so that
Nigerians could be treated in the country instead of travelling out
for treatment.

“Also, the best place to treat patients is when they are among their
people and seeing their relations every day.

“So, we are trying to achieve that and save people’s money because it
will be cheaper than travelling outside.

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