Currently listening to Davido | Dami Duro at a Breast cancer event. All I knew about cancer growing up was that it’s a deadly disease that happens mostly to ‘white people’ or ‘rich people’ till I came back from boarding house and noticed that the woman who sells roasted edibles to me, who was at that time mother of 3 children, with the oldest not up to 10years old wasn’t at her spot anymore. I asked my mom and she told me the woman had died and cause of her death was breast cancer. She also mentioned that the woman died even before treatments could be administered to her. So in today’s post I’ve decided to share some cancer facts I’ve learnt with you…
FACT ONE : Getting less than six hours of sleep daily can increase risk of having cancer.
FACT TWO : Cancer cells crave sugar.
FACT FOUR : 30 Nigerian women die daily of breast cancer.
FACT SIX : There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide.
FACT SEVEN : Breast feeding has consistently shown to reduce risk of breast cancer.
FACT NINE : Not all cancer cases are hereditary.
FACT TEN : Even men are at a risk of having breast cancer.
Till this day, I still think about the woman that sells the roasted edibles, how her children are coping now and how she might still be alive today if only she learnt about her illness earlier as early detection of cancer makes easier to handle also increases survival chances. So I’m using this medium to encourage everyone to stay enlightened, check your breasts daily and encourage everyone around you to do the same thing too and if you know anyone that is currently going through breast cancer just tell them to :
I’m super thankful to Larissa for coming up with this initiative because as bloggers asides dressing up and looking pretty we also want to impact lives. Kisses to all the other bloggers that are a part of this especially the Lagos bloggers Wunmi, Lade, Nonye. Let’s keep on impacting lives ladies.