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Breast cancer: Urgent need for gov’t-sponsored screenings in Ghana [Article]

Breast cancer incidence is rising rapidly and is a public health issue in Ghana with many more diagnosis anticipated in the coming years. You probably know someone who had or has been diagnosed with breast cancer such as a mother, family member, a relative or a friend.  There are reported incidences of breast cancer in males but 99% are diagnosed ...

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Support wives diagnosed with breast cancer – Husbands advised

Ghanaian men have been advised to support their wives who are diagnosed with breast cancer. The advice was given by the President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, during a free breast screening session for members of the Nkawkaw Diocese of the Methodist Church in the Eastern Region. Scores of women who thronged the screening exercise as ...

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Roche presents report on breast cancer

Global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, Roche has presented the study design for the first-ever breast cancer patient journey study in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) at the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) congress in Kigali, Rwanda. The study aims to describe the typical breast cancer patient journey, as well as to assess resource use, cost, and other ...

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NDK Financial Services holds breast cancer screening in Tema

The Tema Branch Manager of  NDK Financial Services, Phanuel Fiamor, is urging government must endeavour to join in the awareness creation of breast cancer, saying the response rate for this year’s breast cancer awareness month has been positive. He said “the rate at which the public identified themselves with the breast cancer awareness month has been really encouraging, and I ...

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Early detection, treatment of breast cancer important – MPs

Parliament on Friday called for the need to care for the breast, with emphasis on early detection of breast cancer to save lives. “Babies need their mothers’ breasts, the mothers themselves need their breasts for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons’ two of the many reasons why the breast deserves attention,” Dr Zanetor Agyemang- Rawlings, MP for Korle Klottey; and Dr Bernard ...

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Thousands walk against breast cancer in Koforidua

Thousands of Ghanaians last weekend thronged the streets of Koforidua in the Easter Region to participate in the walk against breast cancer. The walk which is in its 7th year and aimed at increasing awareness about the disease was themed “our breasts, let’s check them.” The event was organized by the Breast Care International (BCI) in collaboration with the Peace ...

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Alcohol, smoking increasing risk of breast, cervical cancers – Health Director

The Ekumfi District Health Director of the Ghana Health Service in the Central Region, Abigail Nyarkoh-Cudjoe, has warned that consumption of alcohol and smoking by women increases their risk of contracting breast and cervical cancers. She said although other risk factors could be cited, alcohol consumption and smoking by women pose a great threat to Ghana’s fight against breast and cervical ...

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New Juaben: Chiefs to walk for breast cancer

Traditional Chiefs in the New Juaben Traditional Area have pledged their support to join this year’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Creation WALK which is annually organized by Breast Care International. The event, which is yearly organized under the leadership of Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe, CEO of Peace and Love Hospitals, will be held on October 14 this year, at the ...

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There’s hope for breast cancer victims – First Lady

As the country commences activities to mark world breast cancer awareness month, Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has urged women to get regular screening so as to avoid late detection of the disease. This, according to her, will help increase the survival rate of victims in the country. Globally, Breast cancer is the leading cancer for women, and the second leading ...

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Let’s unite against breast cancer – BCI President  

Canadian-based charity organization, Comforting Queens has donated several prosthesis to the Peace and Love Hospital at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The two institutions share a common goal of creating awareness and educating women about breast cancer. Head of Comforting Queens,  Afuah Anku, told the media in Kumasi that she was motivated to join the fight against breast cancer after ...

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