4th February has been marked as the day to create awareness for this killer disease called “cancer”
This year like every other year, the aim is to create awareness for early detection of cancer.
World cancer day is an annual festival that comes with different themes. The theme for this years festival is *”I can and I will*”
This theme will run for another two years 2020, 2021.
Recent report shows that more than 12.7 million people are diagnosed of cancer and more than 7 million people are dying of cancer every year.
This event is celebrated by different organizations all over the world.
Are you aware that cancer is a deadly disease?
Are you aware that there are preventive vaccines that can help keep you away for cancer?
To stay cancer free, do the following
-avoid carcinogenic foods such as ; processed meats, like bacon, sausages, hot dog, beef jerky and salami. (Any meat that has been preserved by curing, salting, or smoking or by adding chemical preservatives)
Avoid alcoholic beverage
Burned or heavily barbecued foods
Hot beverages above 65°c.
These vaccines work to boost the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. The vaccine may;
.Prevent cancer from coming back
*Destroy any cancer cells still in the body after other treatments have ended
* Stop a tumor from growing or spreading.
There are two types of therapeutic vaccines
1) *HPV* *vaccine* this vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus which is a major cause of cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer, anal cancer and genital warts.
2) *Hepatitis B vaccine*. This vaccine prevents hepatitis B virus infection. Long lasting infection with HBV can cause liver cancer.
At eveafrique we join the world today to create public awareness of cancer.