Tips From Nigeria On Teaching Teens About Breast, Cervical Cancer

The two top cancers for women are breast and cervical, breast cancer being the leading cause of cancer deaths in women living in developing countries and cervical cancer being the second. Yet a survey done among girls in their final year at 24 senior secondary schools in Nigeria found that their knowledge of both cancers was very low.The research findings show that awareness campaigns would be more effective if they started in high school and if they were integrated into the curriculum in culturally acceptable ways.

Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer are the most common cancers among women globally.

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