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MoH to undertake free breast cancer screening

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All public health institutions have free breast cancer screenings available thanks to arrangements established by the Ministry of Health.

The program is a component of efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer in October and to expedite the detection of any possible instances so that proper action may be done to prevent preventable deaths from the illness.

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The sector minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, invited everyone to attend any of the facilities so they could get screened and learn about the health of their breasts.

The Ministry stated that although breast cancer cannot be prevented, it may be treated if discovered early. Regrettably, many patients receive a late diagnosis, making treatment impossible.

It did note, however, that a number of characteristics, including advanced age, obesity, heavy alcohol use, a family history of breast cancer, and radiation exposure in the past, made a person more susceptible to the illness.

Treatment included surgery, radiation therapy, and medicine, among other things, and was dependent on the patient, the type of cancer, and how far along it had progressed.

Given that women account for 96% of the country’s breast cancer cases, it specifically urged all women to take clinical breast exams seriously and be checked out at least once a month.

 

 

 

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