CHF steps up cancer awareness campaign

The Cancer Health Foundation (CHF) together with a group of workers of the Noble Gold Mine Limited, a mining company operating in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District, has launched an intensive public health education to create more awareness about the breast cancer

This involves free screening, holding community forums to provide the people with adequate information about the disease and encourage early treatment.

Madam Mary Agyapong, Founder and Executive Director of CHF, said at one of such education programmes at Bibiani that it was important to visits to the health facilities fregularly for thorough medical examination.

She said the disease could be treated if detected early and advised women to report any changes they noticed in their breasts and appealed to women to do breast self examination (BSE) at least every month for those aged in their 20’s.

Those over 40 years should also have a mammogram yearly.

Mr Jeffery Afari Idun, Spokesman of the Miners, said they would continue to be associated with efforts at creating awareness and helping to fight breast cancer and other diseases.

About 400 women were screened and 20 of them who had lumps in their breasts were referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). GNA

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