James Sowole in Akure
The wife of the governor of Ondo State and founder of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has identified misconceptions and lack of equipment for diagnosis and treatment as being responsible for the high rate of deaths among women suffering from cancer in Nigeria.
Mrs Akeredolu stated this while addressing a news conference in Akure Sunday, on the 20th anniversary of BRECAN which she founded in 1997.
The BRECAN 20th anniversary would hold at the International Event Centre, The Dome, Akure between 18th and 21st October, 2017.
Eight medical experts from world renowned medical institutions are expected to speak at the anniversary with the theme: “Priotising Breast Cancer Survivor In Nigeria.”
The wife of the governor, who is a breast cancer survivor, said Nigeria has experts that could handle cancer treatment but lack necessary equipment and infrastructure to work with.