Cancer List  | The Most Common Types Of Cancer In Nigeria

Cancer List | The Most Common Types Of Cancer In Nigeria

March 15, 2018 1 By mcsenior
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Cancer List: Common Types Of Cancer in Nigeria

After reading our previous post on cancer, someone who was inspired by the post emailed us and asked us to shed more light on other types of cancers; in response to this request, Natural Remedy Lab look at the common cancer list & types in Nigeria.

In case you haven’t read about our other post on cancer, here is the link:

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Here are Natural Remedy Lab’s common cancer list & types in Nigeria:

Cancer List By Name: Prostate Cancer

Prevalence: Among the most common cancer types in Nigeria, prostate cancer is the most common with about 100,000 new cases in men.
Area Mostly Affected: Man’s prostate
Risk Factors: Family history, unhealthy diet / lifestyle & genetics.
Symptoms: Excessive urination especially at night, burning sensation while urinating & presence of blood in urine.
Treatment: Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy & hormone therapy.
Complications: Spread to other parts of the body, urinary dysfunction & life threatening.

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Cancer List By Name: Leukemia

Prevalence: Less than 100, 000 new cases annually in Nigeria.
Area Mostly Affected: Bone marrow
Risk Factors: Smoking, hereditary, exposure to carcinogens & prior chemotherapy.
Symptoms: Fatigue/weakness, swollen lymph nodes, pain in the bone, anemia & excessive bleeding.
Treatment: Radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant & chemotherapy.
Complications: Bone marrow damage, kidney problem, it can lead to other cancers (lung, throat stomach & bladder) and life threatening.

Cancer List By Name: Lung Cancer

Prevalence: About 100,000 new cases annually in Nigeria.
Area Mostly Affected: Lungs
Risk Factors: Smoking, genetics, exposure to asbestos & air pollution.
Symptoms: Weight loss, difficulty with breathing, painful cough with blood & fatigue.
Treatment: Surgery, chemotherapy &radiotherapy.
Complications: Damage to the lungs & life threatening.

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Cancer List By Name: Colorectal Cancer (also bowel/colon cancer)

Prevalence: About 100,000 new cases annually in Nigeria.
Area Mostly Affected: Colon / rectum
Risk Factors: Obesity, smoking & unhealthy diet / lifestyle.
Symptoms: Weight loss, general body weakness, presence of blood in the stool, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, anemia & constipation.
Treatment: Surgery, radiotherapy & chemotherapy.
Complications: It can spread to other body parts & life threatening.

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Cancer List By Name: Bladder Cancer

Prevalence: Less than 100,000 new cases annually in Nigeria.
Area Mostly Affected: Urinary bladder
Risk Factors: smoking, hereditary & bladder infections.
Symptoms: Blood in urine, burning sensation while urinating & excessive urination.
Treatment: Radiotherapy, Immunotherapy & Chemotherapy
Complications: bladder damage & life threatening.

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Cancer List By Name: Skin Cancer

Risk Factors: Light skin color, environmental pollution, exposure to ultraviolet radiation, smoking & HPV.
Symptoms: Discoloration of the skin, presence of sores on the skin, itching & bleeding on the affected parts.
Treatment: Surgery, radiotherapy & chemotherapy.
Complications: It can spread to other body parts & life threatening.

Cancer List By Name: Kidney Cancer (also renal cancer)

Prevalence: Less than 100,000 new cases annually in Nigeria.
Area Mostly Affected: Kidney
Risk Factors: Smoking, some medications, obesity, genetic disorder, unhealthy diet/lifestyle, hereditary & infections.
Symptoms: Painful urination, fever, abdominal pain & blood in urine.
Treatment: Surgery
Complications: Widespread to other parts, kidney failure & life threatening.

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Cancer List By Name: Pancreatic Cancer

Prevalence: Less than 100,000 new cases annually in Nigeria
Area Mostly Affected: Pancreas
Risk Factors: Smoking, obesity, diabetes, heredity & unhealthy diet.
Symptoms: Constipation, loss of weight, low appetite, pain in the back or abdomen & jaundice.
Treatment: Surgery, chemotherapy & radiotherapy.
Complications: It can spread to other body parts & life threatening.

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Cancer List By Name: Non- Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

Prevalence: Less than 100,000 new cases annually in Nigeria.
Area Mostly Affected: Blood
Risk Factors: Hepatitis C, obesity, smoking, family history, age, certain chemicals/drugs, radiation, weak immune system & autoimmune diseases.
Symptoms: Pain in the bone/chest, general body weakness, swollen lymph nodes & loss of weight.
Treatment: Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immune targeted therapy & surgery.
Complications: It can spread to other body parts & life threatening.

Cancer List By Name: Liver Cancer (also hepatic cancer)

Prevalence: Around 100,000 new cases annually in Nigeria.
Area Mostly Affected: Liver
Risk Factors: Hepatitis B, excessive alcohol, cirrhosis, diabetes, heredity, obesity, smoking & unhealthy diets.
Symptoms: Loss of weight, low appetite, general body weakness, nausea & vomiting.
Treatment: Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy & tumor ablation.
Complication: Liver damage and Life threatening.

Other notable mention: GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER

For further reading about gynecological cancer, click HERE

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