Cancer Health Fund: What cancers does it cover?
Cancer a serious illness that causes millions of death per year. It affects all parts or any part of the body.
For more insight, let me share with you some notable points of cancer as documented by the World Health Organization (WHO):
👉Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, or nearly one in six deaths.
👉The most common cancers are breast, lung, colon and rectum and prostate cancers.
👉Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to tobacco use, high body mass index, alcohol consumption, low fruit and vegetable intake, and lack of physical activity.
👉Cancer-causing infections, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis, are responsible for approximately 30% of cancer cases in low- and lower-middle-income countries.
👉Many cancers can be cured if detected early and treated effectively.
Commonest forms of cancers death in the world.
1. breast (2.26 million cases);
2.lung (2.21 million cases);
3. colon and rectum (1.93 million cases);
4. prostate (1.41 million cases);
5. skin (non-melanoma) (1.20 million cases); and
6.stomach (1.09 million cases).
In Nigeria, breast , cervical and prostate are the commonest cause of cancer deaths….
Now to the meat of this article:
What is cancer health Fund?