A medical expert, Dr. Omolara Adelowo has advised women across the country to shun alcohol consumption and all forms of smoking.
Adelowo, a former Head of Department at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, gave this warning while speaking during a health talk organised by Women in Surveying (WIS), the female wing of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) Oyo State chapter.
Adelowo speaking on the theme “Cancer in women: common types and early detection strategies,” said alcohol consumption, smoking and radiation have been identified as major causes of cancer in women.
Adelowo said for women to prevent breast, liver or lung cancer, they must shun alcohol consumption, smoking and high radiation.
Adelowo said, “We have different types of cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer. Symptoms are a lump in the breast, and lungs, weight loss, fever etc.
“If breast cancer goes to the brain, the person can go into a coma. Smoking tobacco can cause lung cancer.
“There are some that can be hereditary and some environmental factors such as smoking. It can be active or passive smoking.
“Alcohol consumption is also part of it. It can cause liver cancer.
“Radiation is part of it. That is why we have been warning women to always keep away from phones, tablets and laptops at night or sleep near them. That is why we say that moving close to the microwave is dangerous. Microwave has too much radiation”.
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