”A fight that we can win, with the right coach” — Cancer in Africa.

Everyday should be a world cancer day in Africa, cancer is too big of an issue in Africa for a one-day awareness. When 70% of death by cancer is from low-and middle-income countries, this illustrate a great public health problem in these regions, and the need for attention from the health organisations is an understatement.

Yusuf Mustapha

The 4th of February was a world cancer day. A day where people around the world spread awareness about the disease and the impact it has on the society. The questions have about this day is, what is been done in Africa about cancer? how aware are people in Africa about cancer? Join me to find out.

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

HIV is among the most dangerous viruses that damages the immune system of the affected individual. The immune system is responsible for fighting off infections and bacteria. Untreated HIV infects and kills the white blood cells that plays an important role in the immune system (called CD4), these cells are also known as T cells. As HIV kills more CD4 cells, the body is more likely to get various types of infections and cancers.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Getting the news that you have cancer can be overwhelming, stressful and emotionally displeasing, however getting informed that your child has cancer can be devastating as a parent. It will be an overwhelming and confusing couple of days before coming to terms with the news. Cancer.gov have produce a guideline article to help parents, patients and healthcare workers understand childhood cancer.

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month.

Blood cancer as the name implies means cancer of the blood, it represents a large group of different malignancies. This group includes cancers of the bone marrow, blood and lymphatic system, which includes lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, lymphatic vessels, and digestive tract lymphoid tissues. Myeloma and leukaemia, which start in the lymphoma and bone marrow; the one that start in the lymphatic system are the most common type of blood cancer. The causes of the is still unknown.

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