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Yoruba Nation: Governor Adeleke Takes Pre-emptive Security Measures, Appeals for Dialogue | Governor Adeleke Hails CCC Wonderland Shepherd, Abraham Olumide Gangbe, on His Birthday | You lied, Adeleke’s commitment to workers welfare unbroken, | Sexual Violence Against Women: Governor Adeleke Sets up Action Committee | Ilesa Accident: Governor Adeleke Approves Expansion of Ilbodi-Ilesa Road, Creation of Trailer Park | EID-EL-FITR: “KEEP PRAYING FOR US”, GOVERNOR ADELEKE TELLS MUSLIM FAITHFUL. | Governor Adeleke Mourns Late Royal Father, HRH, Olaoye Oyelayo | Governor Adeleke Felicitates Dr. Muyiwa Oladimeji on his Birthday | Governor Adeleke Tasks Ibadan Disco on Power Supply to Osun, Unveils Power Sector Agenda | IFRA PLAN – Osun Government Charges Contractors On Quality And Timely Delivery | Osun government begins dredging of waterways | Governor Adeleke Expresses Shock and Sadness over Tragic Ilesa Accident, Directs Transportation Commissioner to Investigate | Governor Adeleke Celebrates Ebenezer Obey at 82 | Governor Adeleke Enforces New Retirement Age for Teaching Profession | Governor Adeleke celebrates Hon. Moji Omisore on her birthday | Adeleke’s Spokesperson Says Governor is Fixated on Selfless Service, Punctures Opposition Lies | Easter / Eid-ul-Fitr: Governor Adeleke Recommits to Physical and Stomach Infrastructure, Commences Distribution of Rice | Governor Adeleke Condoles Oluwo, Iwoland Muslims Community Over Demise Of Chief Imam | GOVERNOR ADELEKE EXTOLS PRESIDENT TINUBU AT 72 | Senator Adeleke felicitates with Senator Ajagunla Olubiyi on his birthday
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HEALTH: Mrs. Aregbesola Tasks Women On Poor Attitude To Tackling Cancer

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Wife of the State of Osun Governor, Mrs. Sherifat Aregbesola, has said that the poor attitude of women to screening was responsible for the high rate of cancer amongst them.
Speaking in Osogbo at a seminar to sensitise women on the need to carry out self- examination and the screening for breast cancer detection, Aregbesola said that cancer vaccines should be made available in hospitals and health centres to assist in the prevention of the disease.
She added that cancer could be cured when detected early, noting that most cancer patients die of the disease because their cases were detected very late.
She advocated for a free distribution of routine human papilloma virus vaccine for boys and girls at ages 11 and 12 to prevent cancer in later years.
“Though largely preventable, cervical cancer kills more women in developing countries than any other cancer in any other parts of the world.
“Cervical cancer is highly preventable, because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent the human papilloma virus, which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are available. HPV vaccines offer the greatest benefits to persons who receive all three doses before sexual exposure to HPV through sexual activity,” she said.
In her address, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Temitope Ilori, explained that women who were screened and detected early of breast cancer had 90 per cent survival rate, adding that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among African women.
She said, “Five hundred thousand new cases of cancer of the cervix occur every year in the world, but over 250,000 of these result in deaths. We should also note that majority of the cases occur in developing countries.”
THE NATION

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