Mrs. Kehinde Gbelee, Mrs. Ebunola Anozie, and Ms. Della Ogunleye are the three most unlikely women to sit in the same room. Each of them has been touched by cancer. World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
In 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries. Almost 34 years later, it has become a cultural phenomenon. GuardianTV spoke with three women, survivors who tell their story and how they are able to survive against all odds.
Every two minutes globally, a woman dies of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lowest part of the uterus. In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Nigerian women.