Mr. George Achempim, the Country Representative for World Child Cancer in Ghana, has advised parents to look out for the early warning signs of cancer in children which includes; unexplained fever, ‘cat eye reflex’, white spot in the eye, droplets of blood in urine, unexplained weight loss and swelling/lumps in any part of the body.
According to him, blood cancer, eye cancer, kidney cancer and Burkitts lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system) are among the commonly known childhood cancers in Ghana.
He gave the advice On Tuesday, 10th September, 2018, during an interview on Precious TV morning Show by the host
Esther Hadassah, and the topic for the discussion was “Why the Childhood Cancer Awarness month observation in Ghana?”
While criticising the government for dragging its feet in giving approval for including childhood cancer treatment on the NHIS, he also commended the management of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for making available separate ward for management of cancers in children.
The World Child Cancer is of the believe that, “No Child Should Suffer!” Meanwhile, second part of the interview will be continued on Monday, 17th September, 2018.