The Head of Breast Care International (BCI), a non-governmental organization which focuses on awareness creation against breast-cancer, Mrs Beatrice Wiafe- Addai has admonished women to seek early treatment anytime they see signs of a lump in their breasts.
According to her, early testing was the surest way of getting treatment of an attack or signs of the disease.
Addressing about forty thousand participants in the NGO’s annual walk which they have christened ‘race for the cure’ at the Kumasi Jubilee Park, Mrs Wiafe-Addai rallied young girls especially those in secondary schools to report signs of lumps in their breasts to the nearby health center for treatment.
The early report of such, the BCI head intimated had saved a lot of women from havin their breasts severed due to the effects breast-cancer.
Revealing the strategy for this year, Mrs Addai said the youth had been identified to be carrying symptoms of the disease at an early stage.
She, therefore, intimated the need for BCI to increase awareness in that area so as to remedy the effects of a possible attack or infection.
Mrs Addai noted, ‘the concentration of the youth has been thought through as part of part of the solutions to the issue of securing a breast-cancer free generation in the foreseeable future’.
Calling for more research by doctors for a cure for the disease, the BCI leader noted there could be a better way of achieving this ambition than the resort to awareness creation among the youth at the age of their development.
The BCI leader, in a passionate appeal charged the public not to be afraid in testing to know the status of their breasts.
According to her, treatment abounded for people with such problems but the catalyst to having a solution is for them to test when signs appeared.
She stressed early detection and treatment for the disease was equal to prevention.
Mrs Wiafe promised the group would sustain the awareness creation, adding visits to Senior High Schools would be intensified to ensure the youth are sensitized about the effects of the disease.