Nigeria is predicted to expect a 75 per cent increase in cancer-induced death come the year 2030, as it happens to be a member of the Low-Medium Income Countries which statistics has revealed will suffer from the effects of the virus.
This was revealed by the World Health Organisation regional director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti in a statement to commemorate the 2018 World Cancer Day.
She said: “The cancer death rate is expected to double by 2030. Seventy-five (75 per cent) per cent of cancer deaths in the world are recorded in low- and middle-income countries such as African member states, partly due to late diagnosis. Fewer than 30 per cent of low-income countries have access to cancer diagnosis and treatment services.