Breast Cancer: Lagos gets two mammography centres

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By Prince Okafor

LAGOS—THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Total Upstream Companies and its Joint Ventures Partners (Petrobras. Sapetro and CNOOC), has commissioned two new mammography centres in Lagos.

File Photo: Breast examination

The centres, according to the company, will aid the prevention of late stage presentation of diseases and aid treatment follow-up of patients.

Speaking during the commissioning of Mammography Centres at Isolo and Gbagada General Hospitals in Lagos, the Managing Director, Total Exploration and Production, Nigeria Limited, Mr. Nicolas Terraz said: “The incidents of Breast Cancer are increasing in developing countries, where the majority of cases are diagnosed in late stages. This sad observation is true of Nigeria.

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“Prevention and early detection are critical in the fight against cancer, and the Mammography Centres we are commissioning today would be pivotal in that fight….



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