Breast cancer is a treatable disease, not spiritual – Midwife
Odumase, Sept. 21, 2022
Cervical and Breast Cancers are not spiritual, but treatable diseases, Mrs. Monica Yeboah, a Senior Midwife at the Family Planning, Breast and Cervical cancer Unit of the Sunyani Municipal Health Directorate has announced.
She said breast cancer is a disease that can be treated when detected early, therefore patients should not delay at the prayer camps before seeking medical attention at it worse stage.
Mrs. Yeboah was giving a health talk last Saturday at Odumase, the Sunyani West Municipal capital at a social gathering for women and children in the area.
The gathering was organized by Ms. Gifty Nyarko, the physical development planning Director at the Sunyani West Municipal Assembly and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of G2 Foundation.
The Foundation is a non governmental organization solely into the socioeconomic welfare of vulnerable women, children and persons with Disabilities.
According to Mrs. Yeboah, breast, skin and cervical cancers are the global high killing cancers and breast cancer is the second high amongst them because of low knowledge about the disease.
She explained there are two types of breast cancer, namely the aggressive and slow type, stating the aggressive type kills within a very short period of time, thus, latest two years.
The slow type she said can last for about four to five years and can be treated if detected early.
Mrs Yeboah therefore admonished that people who go to prayer camps with breast and cervical cancer cases should rather opt the hospital early for examination and treatment.
Ms. Nyarko was optimistic continuous public education and sensitization on health issues would help the people to always be conscious and take up preventive measures.
In that regard, the Suncity group of companies in Sunyani have reach a collaborative agreement with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital KATH in Kumasi to undertake a one-day breast cancer screening and awareness exercise in Sunyani on October 21st, 2022.
Mrs. Safura Mohammed Suraj Antwi, the Director of Suncity group of companies and the project lead said the exercise aimed at beefing up breast cancer awareness and sensitization in the Bono region, as part of the companies’ activities this year.