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Retired Nurse warns against smoking, others to prevent cancer



A retired Nurse,Mrs Chinwe Offor, has urged Nigerians to embrace positive lifestyle in order not to develop cancer.

Offor, who was formally with University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency Nigeria in Enugu on Saturday.

She said that it would be better and easier to prevent the disease than managing it, adding that cancer treatment could not be found in every health facility.

The retired Nurse also urged Nigerians to desist from smoking and excess intake of alcohol, stressing that these actions caused cancer of the lung and that of the liver.

“I want to use this opportunity to advise those who smoke to try as much as possible, desist from smoking as it will do them no good,but lead them to pains, suffering and waste of their hard earned money.

“Excess intake of alcohol is not good to the human health; therefore, I urge those who take excessive alcohol to stop, to avoid developing cancer of the liver,’’ she said.

She urged the people to always eat natural food and to always visit the hospital whenever they were sick.

Offor said that most people in Nigeria who suffering from cancer were not aware of their problem on time, because they failed to go to hospital for diagnosis.

She noted that the disease called cancer could be dictated both in children and adult, adding that every organ in the body was prone to cancer.

Edited By: Dada Ahmed

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