Check your breasts regularly to prevent cancer mortality, Akeredolu tells women

Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has encouraged women to embark on regular checks on their breasts to prevent chronic case of breast cancer.

She said doing this will help to reduce the mortalities associated with breast cancer in the country.

Mrs Akeredolu, who is the founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), stated this yesterday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, when she joined the state chapter of the association on an awareness walk tagged, ‘Jog for Life’.

Mrs Akeredolu said: “Breast cancer is not deadly as women think, but early detection and prompt medical attention can cure the disease, thereby reducing the rate of mortality.

”I survived breast cancer; awareness leads to action and we don’t want awareness to die. Breast cancer is curable if you do the needful.

“We can’t get tired of talking to women about what they should do. They should check their breasts and carry out breast examination regularly. Doing this gives power to detect anything that has gone wrong with the breast. if regular checking is not done, there is no way they can notice unusual changes in the breast.”

Also, wife of Bayelsa State Governor, Dr Gloria Diri, who joined the breast cancer awareness walk, promised to key into the sensitisation drive.

She promised to ensure that women from the communities in the state are properly sensitised on preventive measures against breast cancer.



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