Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: NCPP Free Mass Cancer Screening Targets 10,000

Lagos — No fewer than 10, 000 persons are expected to be screened free of charge for cancer during the next phase of the free general health checks and treatment of the National Cancer Prevention Programme, NCPP, billed to hold this Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Surulere Local Government Council Secretariat, Masha area of Lagos.

The special screening checks including free cervical cancer and breast cancer screening as well as free eye test are targetted at females aged 13 years and above. The first 10,000 persons to arrive will be attended to.

Cervical cancer kills one Nigerian woman every hour, while breast cancer kills over 10, 000 women every year.

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