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Breast Care Int. takes breast cancer screening to Nyinahini

Breast cancer advocate, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai has said public education on breast cancer is yielding positive results.

According to her, the numerous media engagements on the disease have proven to be an effective weapon for early detection and treatment.

Dr. Wiafe Addai disclosed this during a Delta Airlines' sponsored free breast screening event at Nyinahini in the Ashanti region.

The screening and awareness creation exercise on breast lumps and cancers was to conscientize the women and students of Nyinahini Catholic Senior High school about the existence on the disease and the need for early screening and detection to avoid deaths.

The cancer advocate underscored the need for opinion leaders in such small communities to champion the cause to reduce the number of women who die from the disease.

Dr. Wiafe Addai who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Peace And Love Hospital, commended breast cancer survivors who have braved stigma and sometimes public ridicule to share their successful treatment stories to encourage others.

She also used the opportunity to educate the public on non-communicable diseases and other silent killers like diabetes and hypertension.

For his part, the Minister in charge of the Nyinahini Presby Church, Reverend George Bekoe Appiah-Korang, thanked Breast Care for the timely intervention.

He advised church members who also benefited from the screening to report any suspicious lump in the breast for prompt action.

The highly patronized free public education program was complemented with free breast screening.

The medical team also screened the public for hypertension and diabetes among other non-communicable diseases.

Nkawkaw screening

Also scores of women who thronged the latest free breast screening exercise marking the first anniversary celebrations of the creation of the Nkawkaw Diocese of the Methodist Church, have credited lead anti breast cancer campaigner, Breast Care International, for the consistent, life-saving, free nationwide screening programs.

Most of the women shared testimonies of how the breast cancer awareness programme of Breast Care helped them seek medical attention.

The program got a further boost when some survivors of the disease shrugged off stigma and publicly shared their life-saving scares to encourage others.

Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, humbled and tongue-tied, however repeated her mantra of early detection of the condition, being a pre-condition to saving lives.

The screening was under the auspices of the Nkawkaw Methodist Diocese led by Chairperson, Mrs. Paulina Osabutey who admonited to the women to pay heed to all the useful information.

She was supported by The Right Reverend John Degraft Priddy, Bishop, Nkawkaw Diocese of the Methodist church.

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