Breast cancer is not a curse – Dr Amponsah-Manu


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Nsutem (E/R), Sept.
23, GNA – Dr Foster Amponsah-Manu, the Head of the Surgical Department of the
Koforidua Regional Hospital, has said breast cancer is not a curse or any
spiritual spell and urged all women to seek medical attention from the nearest
health care facility when they notice any changes in their breast.

He said t though
changes in the structure, colour and conditions of the breast ar

Nsutem (E/R), Sept.
23, GNA – Dr Foster Amponsah-Manu, the Head of the Surgical Department of the
Koforidua Regional Hospital, has said breast cancer is not a curse or any
spiritual spell and urged all women to seek medical attention from the nearest
health care facility when they notice any changes in their breast.

He said t though
changes in the structure, colour and conditions of the breast are symptoms of
breast cancer it is not in all cases and so it is only a trained medical
personnel that can declare any changes in the breast as cancerous.

Dr Amponsah-Manu was
speaking at a breast screening and breast cancer awareness programme at Nsutem
in the Fanteakwa South District.

The breast screening
and breast cancer awareness programme was organized by the Koforidua Regional
Hospital in collaboration with the JEAD Brest Cancer Foundation who are funding
the project.

Dr Amponsah-Manu said
the Nsutem programme is the fourth to be organized this year and over 1,000
women have been screened for breast cancer in the first three programmes.

He urged women who
have been diagnosed as having breast cancer to see the doctor for the removal
of their cancerous breast.

Dr Amponsah-Manu said
the removal of cancerous breast through surgery is safe and it is not true that
women who undergo the surgery would die.

He said every year,
the Koforidua Regional Hospital with funding from the JEAD Breast Cancer
Foundation, has been organizing a breast cancer survivors meeting where many
women who had had their cancerous breasts removed through surgery over the
years come together to share their experience.

Mrs Judith Ellen Awuah
Darko, founder of JEAD Breast Cancer Foundation who is a breast cancer
survivor, urged women to treat breast cancer like they treat all other diseases
and seek early medical attention.

The Foundation apart
from supporting breast cancer screening and awareness creation also offers
financial support for the treatment of women with breast cancer from the rural
areas.

GNA


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