Follow Naijacrux on twitter .follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/Naijacrux , or @Naijacrux or search for Naijacrux!!Like us on facebook .Like us at www.facebook.com/Naijacruxforum.Click Here To Last longer In Bed[Stay amused>>>Don’t be a one minute Foul]>>> Love need Tips-See how Here


Random Pagan Verse:
“The soul is beyond male and female as it is beyond Life and Death.

Even as the Lingam and the Yoni are but diverse developments of One Organ, so also are Life and Death but two phases of One State. So also the Absolute and the Conditioned are but forms of THAT.”

-The Book of Lies, ch.35

Author Topic: Half a Million Africans Die From Cancer Annually -Says World Health Organization  (Read 477 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Nairaland (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Mar 2017
  • Posts: 135
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Loading...


The World Health Organization says about half a million Africans die of cancer each year, or six percent of global cancer deaths annually.

The leading cancers in Africa affect the breast, cervix and prostate, according to WHO.

Dr. Andre Ilbawi, the technical officer for cancer control at WHO headquarters in Geneva, says the cause of the illness in Africa is not always clear, though factors that may contribute to breast cancer include alcohol use, obesity and lack of physical activity.

Weakened immune systems also play a role, making people susceptible to many infections and diseases, including the human papilloma virus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer.

"Women in Africa have a higher rate of HIV, which makes worse the effect of HPV," Ilbawi said, "so we see the combination of infectious causes really can explain the majority of cervical cancer cases in Africa and elsewhere."

Ilbawi says other infections, besides HPV, also can lead to cancer.

"We know the immune system plays a very important role in fighting cancer. And in some situations, infections can cause cancer themselves," he said. "It's not always as easy as saying malaria triggers cancer years down the line for someone exposed to malaria, but we do know there are some cause and effects for infectious causes of cancer in Africa. Some include hepatitis B and C, [which] contribute to liver cancer. … There are infections in the stomach that can contribute to gastric cancer … so infections both directly and by weakening the immune system can contribute to cancer cases."


 

 

Scientist Won World's Largest Vision Award for Gene Therapy Breakthrough

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 7711
Last post September 07, 2018, 05:51:35 AM
by Naijaloaded
Study shows Rats Causing Big Damage to World Coral Reefs'

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 7328
Last post November 09, 2018, 03:51:39 AM
by newspostng
Italian and Chinese doctors set to conduct world's first head transplant

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 392
Last post September 08, 2015, 07:46:35 PM
by admin
World Marks AIDS Day As South African Launched vaccine against HIV

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 556
Last post December 02, 2016, 12:38:49 AM
by yungcrux
World's First Baby Born Via Womb Transplant From Dead Donor

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 15701
Last post December 07, 2018, 06:38:43 AM
by Naijaloaded
1 in 7 of World's Children Exposed to Toxic Air Pollution -Says UNICEF

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 465
Last post November 02, 2016, 12:40:43 AM
by mastercode
Report Shows Zika Cases Down Around the World from 2016

Started by Nairaland

Replies: 0
Views: 493
Last post June 30, 2017, 12:50:04 AM
by Nairaland
75 Percent of World's Children Are Victims of Violence - Report

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 494
Last post September 29, 2017, 12:28:27 AM
by legendguru
America Becomes First Region of World to Eliminate Measles

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 523
Last post September 28, 2016, 01:24:49 AM
by mastercode
3 Top Viruses that Plagued the World in 2016

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 629
Last post December 29, 2016, 09:19:50 PM
by legendguru