The Cancer Programme (Cancer Awareness Programme)

In Nigeria, cancer leads to over 70,000 deaths per annum (28, 414 for male and 41, 913 for female). The estimated incidence for the top five commonest types of cancer are: breast cancer (25.7%), cervical cancer (14.6%), prostate (12.8%), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (5.3%) and liver cancers (5.0). While estimated mortality rates are: breast cancer is (18.6%), cervical cancer(16.8%), prostate (9.4%), liver (8.3%), and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (6.0%). Breast cancer is now the leading cause of cancer deaths in Nigeria, with cervical cancer being the second and prostate cancer third. The foundation aims at providing 

  • Free mammogram for women and free prostrate –specific Antigen (PSA) tests for men in the fight against prostate cancer.
  • We provide financial and technical support to hospitals and patients, set up effective referral systems, establish minimum standard of care and develop patient support services.
  •  Raise public awareness about cancer. We want to work with local government, national hospitals and cancer organization to fight against this deadly disease.
  •  We want to help or assist in training healthcare providers who are handling cancer patients.