Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Thousands Walk To Create Awareness

The Director General of National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Nana Agyemang Prempeh has expressed worry over breast cancer mortality rate and has called on all stakeholders to join the fight against Breast cancer to reduce the rate.

He said per statistics available, over 4,000 Ghanaians are diagnosed of Breast cancer every year of which over 2,000 succumb to the disease.

At this year’s Breast Care International, Ghana Walk for the cute at Tepa in the Ahafo Ano North Municipality of the Ashanti Region, Nana Agyemang Prempeh who delivered a keynote address on behalf of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon Simon Osei Mensah declared Breast Cancer as a Natural Disaster following its destruction to women’s life.

Up to date upon all the greatest scientists the world has, Nana Agyemang Prempeh said no one has been able to discover the primary cause of the disease and this he said it’s very dangerous.

Comparing the mortality rate of Covid-19 and breast cancer, one could easily understand the devastating consequences, he added.

Despite media Sampson Kwame Nyamekye said thousands of Ghanaians thronged the principal streets of Tepa, a farming community in the Ahafo Ano North Municipality of the Ashanti Region to participate in this years’ Breast Care International Walk for the cure.

The walk saw participation of Chiefs, Politicians, Security Services, and Students from all levels of Education creating awareness about Breast Cancer.

On every year, similar event is held to create and educate people on breast Cancer in regional capitals; however this year’s saw the event in a District.

Breast cancer is said to be the leading cause of death among women and the prevalence is said to be high in low and middle income counties.

The President of Breast Care International, Dr Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai said up till now some people out of stigma are forced to seek assistance at prayer camps, herbal
medicine practitioners and by the time they would come to the hospital, the situation would have worsened.

Dr Beatrice Wiafe Addai reiterated that the primary cause of the diseases is not yet known but the secondary prevention is now what medical experts use to treat patients.

‘The disease when detected earlier is treatable. We are not against prayers but resorting to prayers camps for breast cancer solutions is not advisable but very risky to your lives” she advised.

She has therefore encouraged women to regularly check their breast and this according to her can be self-examined in the house or through breast screening by medical practitioners.

“We need to continue to wage war against Breast cancer as a country because it’s claiming more lives than expected” she added.

The Paramount Chief of Tepa Traditional Area, Nana Dr Adusei Atwenewah Ampem 1 charged men to regularly play with their partners’ breast to help with early detection.

“If you are a man here and doesn’t know how to play with your partner’s breast, learn how to do so because it’s very important “he chipped in.

He later offered BCI a parcel of land for the construction of Breast Cancer Treatment Centre at Tepa.