Lack of support bane of childhood cancer treatment — CLWCF


By Chioma Obinna

Children Living with Cancer Foundation, CLWCF, has lamented the lack of  support for treatment of childhood cancer in the country.

Noting that cancer is a genetic disorder that requires holistic care, the Foundation said if comprehensive attention is given to cancer in the country, 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, would be attainable.

A Haematology Oncologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Professor Edamisan Temiye, who spoke at CLWCF’s Inaugural lecture themed: “Empowering the Youth Warrior: Nurturing the Emotional Resilience, During Childhood Cancer Treatment,” lamented the lack of support for children suffering from cancer, urging well-meaning Nigerians to invest in humanity.

Temiye, who highlighted disease-specific distressing symptoms in children suffering from cancer, said they include fatigue, nausea or vomiting, constipation and sleep.

He said: “Treating a child with cancer is huge. Those in the low and…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper