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Cancer: Expert Calls for Concerted Efforts

A medical expert, Dr Kusimo Rabiu has called for concerted efforts towards the fight against cancer in the country.

Dr Rabiu, who is the chairman, Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, Ogun State Chapter made the call while speaking with Radio Nigeria on the occasion of World Cancer Day.

The medical expert described cancer as a ravaging phenomenon that had continued to traumatize the entire world settlement irrespective of age, social status, religion or nationality.

Expressing worry over the alarming rate of death associated with cancer in the world, Dr Rabiu identified age, family history and exposure to harmful chemicals as some of the factors to increase risk of cancer.

He encouraged Nigerians to continue to engage in regular exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Olusegun Folarin

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