As part of efforts to promote breast cancer awareness, the Dr. Hilla Limann Hall JCR at the University of Ghana in partnership with Metro TV organized a free breast screening for the residents of the hall to mark the breast cancer awareness month.
The event was dubbed ‘increase the awareness and the need to reduce the stigma linked to the symptoms and treatment for breast cancer.’
The exercise took place at the Dr Hilla Limann car park on the 28th of October 2023.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the University of Ghana Medical center, Mrs Vida Okul highlighted that over four thousand people are diagnosed of breast cancer yearly on Ghana, of which half of them die annually.
She therefore urged the youth to desist from the excessive intake of alcohol as well as quiting smoking they are as risk factors in breast cancer.
“Also for the ladies who takes in alot of alcohol should stop. Alcohol predisposes you to breast cancer and aside that smoking also predisposals to breast cancer.”
Speaking to Univers News, some students and residents of the Dr. Hilla Limann Hall expressed their excitement after having their breasts examined.
“I had some misconception about breast cancer and when I got there, the nurses explained a lot of things about breast cancer and understood what breast cancer is about.”
In light of this celebration young ladies and women were advised to examine their breast after every menstruation to identify lumps that may be a sign of breast cancer.
Story by : Doku Basira | univers.ug.edu.gh