Heartbreaking: See the number of people killed by cancer in Nigeria in 2018

The World Health Organisation says an estimated 116,000 new cases of cancer and 41,000 cancer-related deaths were recorded in Nigeria in 2018.

The WHO Official In Charge of Nigeria, Clement Peter, disclosed this on Monday while speaking with journalists in Abuja at an event held in commemoration of the World Cancer Day.

Mr Peter blamed the alarming figures on the increased intake of tobacco and alcohol, and the unhealthy lifestyles of people in the country.

The World Cancer Day is an international event held on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.

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