The screening, which took place at the Market Circle was part of the 2018 Mothers Day celebration with the aim of reducing the high rate of late breast cancer detection, particularly among Ghanaian women—a situation that significantly reduces the chance of surviving the disease .
At the end of the screening, some individuals, who had some symptom of the disease, were referred to appropriate medical centers for advanced screening and possible treatment.
A Medical Officer at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital who facilitated the screening Dr. Stephen Ansong explained that cancer is a serious disease that can sometimes be cured; however, the greatest possibility for survival lies in early diagnosis.
“If not detetected early and proper treatment is not started,it affects other vital organs like the bones,the brain and the ultimate resutls is death,” Dr. Ansong said.
Dr Ansong added that the cause of breast cancer is basically of genetic origine and exposure to chemicals and rediational reactions.he advised women to as much as possible go in for natural food products and leave healthy life.
The Marketing and communications Manager of the Women World Banking Mr Asare Kwarteng said the focus of the screening was to promote good health care among women and make sure that they are in good health so that they can work effectively.