Ghana News-One of Ghana’s famous medical practitioners and notable cancer surgeon, Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai has admonished the public to take medical check-ups seriously.
This, she noted is crucial to stopping or helping to reduce the incidence of full blown medical cases in the country.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper during a mother’s day medical screening exercise organized by Hello FM and Breast Care International (BCI) in Kumasi, the surgeon said many lives that had been lost at the hospitals would have been saved if the people reported the ailments early for treatment.
‘’I will urge the public that we take our health seriously and endeavor to visit the hospital at least once every six months so that we get to know our status as we seek treatment to ailments we may be suffering from’’, Dr Addai admonished.
She noted, ‘rather than dying early by not going to the hospital we can live longer by practicing periodic medical check-ups’.
Dr Addai encouraged Ghanaian women to undertake period checks on their breasts.
According to her, a daily examination of the breast will help one to know the state of that essential part of the body.
With the cause of the disease not known, Dr Addai noted early detection of the cancer helps to prevent a full blown case.
Breast cancer, the surgeon mentioned is treatable and urged women to hurriedly report any signs or unusual occurrences in their breasts for early treatment.
‘’I want to encourage all of us to examine our breasts daily and gauge to see any unusual signs so that we can report same for early treatment at the hospital’’, Dr Addai educated.
Speaking to this reporter, Mr Sampson K. Nyamekye, General Manager of Hello Fm expressed delight at the show of interest by women in the medical screening exercise.
He noted the women have shown they are interested in having good health all year round.
Mr Nyamekye asked that they take the counsel given by the cancer surgeon seriously and endeavor to visit the hospital for care at regular intervals.
‘’We have learnt that we can prolong our lives by seeking care at the hospital at regular intervals rather than staying at the house to make our cases full blown ones’’, Mr Nyamekye noted.
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