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The Regional Director for the Department of Women in the Upper West Region, Kate Bobmilliar has advised women to frequently visit health facilities to examine their breast so as to reduce the rate of breast cancer in the area.
She also urged them to swiftly report to the nearest health facilities, when they discover the growth of any abnormal lumps or pains in their breast. She stressed that this would help them to get an earlier medical attention to treat any breast related diseases that may occur.
Mrs. Bobmilliar gave the advice during a breast screening exercise organized by the Sissala East District Assembly in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the district.
A total of 250 women from the Tumu township and its environs, as well as students from Second cycle institutions and the tertiary were present to be screened for breast cancer disease.
In all 6 women were identified as having various degrees of tumor in their breasts and were referred to hospital to seek medical treatment.
The District Chief Executive for the area, Sulemana Alijata Gbentie also urged men to give the necessary support to their partners who may be suffering from breast cancer. She pointed out that most men normally abandon their wives in such conditions and therefore asked them to desist from such act.