Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has called on pharmacists to join forces in the renewed fight against cancer in the society.
Yakasai, PSN President, spoke in a message on the World Cancer Day marked on weekend.
World Cancer Day is commemorated every year on February 4 all over the world to celebrate efforts of the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations (UN), governmental and non-governmental health organizsations towards fighting against cancer.
The PSN President said the celebration provided the chance to reflect on what individuals can do to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
He added that the key messages for this year’s World Cancer Day were meant to inspire action, take action, prevent cancer, make healthy lifestyle choices and understand that early detection saves lives.
“In many ways you can make a difference based using the above key messages for this year World Cancer Day, kindly share it with your friends and family. We must as a matter of urgency increase awareness about cancer and its effects in rural and urban areas across the country. Identify winning formulas that will accelerate progress and result. More than one third of cancer is preventable if we adopt a healthy lifestyle. Definitely, together we can reduce global epidemic of cancer,” he stated.
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