Increase Public Education On Breast Cancer

A health professional, Hajia Asana Sumani, has called for increased public education on breast cancer to deepen awareness for early report to the hospitals by patients for treatment.

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This comes amid reports that the rate of cancer cases among young women was growing.

wpid-Breast-Cancer.jpgIt is estimated that, 50–70 women out of every 100,000 across the nation, are suffering from the disease, something Hajia Sumani, described as troubling.

She was speaking at day’s follow-up workshop organized jointly by the Department of Gender and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Tamale.

It provided the platform for trained women groups in the Northern Region to share experiences acquired from breast and cervical cancer activities they have been carrying out since their training, last year.

Hajia Sumani, who works with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), reminded women to ensure regular self-examination of the breast and to report any abnormality to the facilities for prompt treatment.

They should also visit the hospital at least every two years for their breasts to be properly examined.

She said everybody should be aided through education to overcome the myths and misconceptions they might be having about the disease.

That, she noted, was the way forward to save more people from dying from the cancer.

Source: GNA

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