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‘’Over 100 Nigerians Undergo Cancer Treatment In India Every Year’’

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‘’Over 100 Nigerians undergo cancer treatment in India every year’’

Over 100 Nigerians are estimated to undergo cancer treatments in India every year.

This data, released by Mr Amit Chaturvedi, of the Apollo Proton Cancer Center, confirms the increase in the rate of cancer cases and the attendant medical tourism associated with it.

Chaturvedi while speaking to journalists today during a press conference in Abuja said the country records at least 119, 000 new cases of different types of cancer every year.

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He said, “Every year Nigeria has 119, 000 new cancer cases and these are just those who are diagnosed and registered in some government hospitals.

“This does not include those who do not even have access to medical facilities.

“We have been treating Nigerians for so many years now. Every year, Apollo receives at least 100 cases from Nigeria in India. But our attention is not to take patients from Nigeria to India.

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Earlier, Dr. Sapna Nangia, a Senior Consultant Radiation Oncologist who called for regular medical checkups to aid the early diagnosis of cancer, said Apollo is currently planning to have some services in Nigeria.

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