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Early detection, treatment of breast cancer important – MPs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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  

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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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Over 700 women survive breast cancer – Breast Care International

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The President of Breast Care International, (BCI), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, has disclosed that over seven hundred women who were diagnosed of breast cancer, survived the disease following early detection and prompt treatment at the Peace and Love Hospitals. According to her, their conditions were detected during the free screening programs carried out across the country by BCI. The disease, ...

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Delta Airlines sponsors breast screening for teachers

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Close to one thousand teachers and members of the Methodist church drawn from Bibiani and Awaso in the Western Region have benefitted from two separately organized free breast screening programs carried out by the medical outreach Team of Breast Care International, (BCI), Africa’s front line campaigner against the debilitating disease. The Bibiani and Awaso screenings, jointly sponsored by BCI and ...

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Airtel supports campaign against breast cancer

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Telecommunications operator Airtel has presented a cheque of GHc 4,600 to Breast Care International, (BCI) to support the NGOs awareness creation program on breast cancer. At a brief presentation ceremony at the Peace and Love Hospital, on the spintex road, Accra, Mr. Olukayode Basanya, manager, call centre, Airtel, said the gesture formed part of Airtel’s corporate social responsibility which hinges ...

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Newmont Ghana women join breast cancer fight

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About half a million women die from breast cancer each year, with 70% of these deaths occurring in low and middle income countries, according to the World Health Organization. In Ghana, breast cancer is believed to be the leading cause of cancer mortality in women and the rate of incidence is expected to rise, if awareness creation is not enhanced. ...

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