The Public Health Promotional Officer at the Ayawaso Central Health Directorate, Rejoice A. Ayitta, has stressed the importance of why people should have regular checkups for breast cancer detection.
According to the World Health Organisation, breast cancer kills over 500,000 people a year, with the overwhelming majority of the victims being women.
With October being the globally accepted month for breast cancer awareness creation, Rejoice A. Ayitta has urged people, especially women who are more likely to contract breast cancer than men, to go for regular checkups in a health facility.
She said there is one hundred percent recovery from breast cancer, hence the need for them to go for regular checkups.
The earlier you screen yourself to know whether you are at risk of contracting breast cancer or not, the better for you. Because there is a 100 percent chance of survival with early detection,
“But if the detection delays or it gets to the end stage, there is little we can do to salvage the situation than amputate the breast, so we urge everyone to go and have his breast checked,” she said on Rainbow Radio’s Morning Show with Kwabena Agyapong.
“One in eight women gets breast cancer in their lifetime, so we have to be vigilant and make screening a regular thing to prevent amputation,” she added.
By: Joel Eshun/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana