Tag: Cancer in Nigeria

Nigeria at 60: Independent nation with no independent cancer care

Cancer Care in Nigeria

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Those who bring sunshine cannot keep it from themselves.”   – Henry David Thoreau October 2020 is a landmark month for Nigeria, as the nation turns 60. However, the entire month of October is also the International Cancer Awareness Month with particular emphasis on breast cancer. Apart […]

International Cancer Survivors Day 2020: COVID-19 As A Wake-Up Call

International Cancer Survivor Day

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Those who bring sunshine cannot keep it from themselves.” – Thor The first Sunday in June every year (Sunday, June 7 in 2020) is known as the International Cancer Survivors Day (ICSD). It is a day set aside to celebrate cancer survivors; appreciate all those who contributed to […]

COVID-19 and cancer: Nigeria’s unique quadruple jeopardy

Covid-19 and Cancer in Nigeria

The COVID-19 pandemic has created several tragi-comic double jeopardies which are peculiar to Nigeria. The politician or elite who previously felt too “big” to attend local hospitals, but is now forced to either eat humble pie or die; the doctor whose job puts him at the greatest risk of contracting the virus and so cannot […]

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