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Maryam Babangida ‘s death: What is cancer of the ovary?

In this article, Onimisi Alao writes on the cancer scourge that has claimed the lives of several  prominent Nigerians, including the former first lady, Maryam Babangida

Nigeria’s First Lady between 1985 and 1993, Mrs. Maryam Babangida eventually died on Sunday, December 27 after battling cancer of the ovaries for years. She gave up at the University of California’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Los Angeles, United States.

Her health was reported to have worsened about seven months ago after she attended the wedding of President Umaru Yar’adua’s daughter Nafisat to the Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda, and had been at the US hospital much of the time since then.