Nigeria records 500,000 fresh cases of Cancer yearly-Oncologist.

At the inaugural lecture titled: “That we may overcome  Cancer: The odyssey of a Radiation Oncologist in Lagos”, a Professor of Oncology and Radiotherapy at the college of medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), Lagos, Francis Durosinmi Etti has revealed that 500,000 new cases of Cancers are diagnosed yearly in Nigeria.

The Oncologist also wants the Federal Government to set up a task force to rehabilitate and resuscitate moribund radiotherapy service, offer tax free incentive for pharmaceutical industries to make drugs affordable and include cancer as one of the disease to be catered for in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

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