Boosting Cancer Survival in Nigeria: Self-management Strategies


Cancer is a menace fast gaining momentum in Nigeria and other developing countries. It is an expensivedisease requiring a major financial and human resources for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. With nonational policy on cancer control in the country, incidence (111.7/100,000 population) and mortality (86.6/100,000)rates in Nigeria are spiraling beyond control. This literature search study was primarily aimed at providingrecommendations on cost-effective strategies for development interventions to promote self-management forcancer survivors in Nigeria with a goal to improve quality of life and overall survival.