One person gives up the fight against breast cancer every 69 seconds across the globe, research has revealed. The study also unveiled that; one out of eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is also a fact that more than 70% of Cancers in developing Countries are diagnosed too late for cure. But the good news is that 40% of all Cancer deaths can be prevented.
It is in view of these very important facts that Breast Care International have increased their awareness creation exercise especially to people in all parts of the country. As a leading Advocacy group, Breast Care International (BCI) has been expanding its scope of activities to involve education about the most common cancers apart from Breast to Prostrate in men, and Cervix in women.
Through the initiative of the Executive Board of the Susan Wesley Mission Auxiliary of the Methodist Church Ghana, the Medical Team from BCI and Peace and Love Hospital organized Free Breast Cancer Education and Screening for the members on the 31st August, 2012 at the Prempeh College in Kumasi.
In her speech, Dr. (Mrs.) Wiafe Addai educated the women about Breast Cancer, the causes and the effects on the socio-economic growth of a nation.
Dr. (Mrs.) Wiafe Addai then advised women to be more health conscious and perform their own breast self examination every month. She emphasized the need for women to report any abnormality to the hospital since the earlier any Cancer is detected; the better it is for a cure.
She recommended that the audience should take advantage of the National Health Insurance Scheme for access to quality health care because cancer treatment is expensive without the National Health Insurance.
About Seven Hundred people participated. Six Hundred and Fifty Eight were screened.
Fifty cases (Lumps, Abscess etc.) were recorded after the screening.
By: Breast Care International, Ghana