The Head of Breast Care International (BCI) and a cancer treatment specialist, Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe-Addai has entreated leaders of developing countries to treat cancer related diseases with the seriousness it deserves.
According to her, people in these countries are the ones the World Cancer Body has identified to be hugely affected with the scourge of new cancer cases.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper in Kumasi during the commemoration of the World Cancer Day, Mrs Wiafe-Addai revealed that about 70 percent of people in these developing countries stand to be affected by cancer.
The spread of the disease, she noted will also result in terrible deaths if authorities and leaders in these countries do not intensify efforts to deal and treat cancers in all its forms.
‘’We in the developing countries of the world stand the greatest risk of being wiped out if the threat of cancer spread is not dealt with on time before 2025’’, the Cancer surgeon noted with pain.
According to the Breast Cancer treatment specialist, governments across the continents need to come up with strategic plans to deal with the scaring spread of cancers.
This, she noted could include the construction of special centers to be used for the early diagnosis and treatment of the ailment.
Mrs Addai revealed cancers are treatable provided they are reported and detected early, adding there is medication to deal with cancer infections.
Many times, she opined that governments wait till cases of cancers become blown up before they propose strategies to deal with them.
‘’We in the developing economies of the world should be proactive to seek for preventive measures and strategies to tackle all forms of cancers since its spread is scary’, Mrs Addai posited.
Speaking on the choice of Kumasi as a hub for the treatment of cancers on the African Continent, Mrs Addai expressed delight at the turn of events.
According to her, the accolade provides the people of Ghana opportunity to set up better centers for the treatment of cancers.
She pledged her support to the Kumasi City Cancer project, a project she actively campaigned for at the International Cancer Conference in Mexico late last year.
Mrs Addai commended the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Kumasi Mayor and the Regional Minister as well as the NPP government for showing commitment to ensuring the Kumasi Cancer City project is undertaken in partnership with the Union of International Cancer team.