The consultant said that cancer has a current mortality rate of 9.6million deaths per year despite the fact that 30 per cent to 50 per cent of cancers are preventable and 30 per cent of deaths avoidable through early detection, diagnosis and treatment.

He commended the governor’s wife in her fight against cancer through her numerous programmes and for successfully recruiting first ladies in other states to join in fighting cancer.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 13 organizations formed the coalition of cancer in the state, which includes National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, and Medical Women Association of Nigeria.

Others are Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria and Ministry of Health, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu Foundation, Forum of Wives of Ondo State Officials and Female Appointees.

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