Breast Cancer: Lagos gets two mammography centres


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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