KATH to perform plastic surgeries for breast cancer victims


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By Kwabia Owusu-Mensah, GNA

Kumasi, Oct. 08, GNA – The Plastic and
Reconstructive Unit of the Surgery Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching
Hospital (KATH), has embarked on an exercise to restore the breast of women who
have undergone surgeries to remove their natural breast as a result of cancers.

Dr Hoyte Williams, Acting Head of the Unit,
said the exercise is part of activities marking t

By Kwabia Owusu-Mensah, GNA

Kumasi, Oct. 08, GNA – The Plastic and
Reconstructive Unit of the Surgery Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching
Hospital (KATH), has embarked on an exercise to restore the breast of women who
have undergone surgeries to remove their natural breast as a result of cancers.

Dr Hoyte Williams, Acting Head of the Unit,
said the exercise is part of activities marking this year’s world breast
reconstruction awareness day celebrations, which is under the theme “closing
the loop on breast cancer treatment”.

Briefing journalists in Kumasi ahead of the
celebrations, which falls on October 17th, he said the Unit had the specialists
and tools to give women who had underdone mastectomy, new artificial breasts
through reconstructive surgeries.

He said the Unit had assembled a team of
specialists at the Breast Clinic to take patients through counselling sessions
to allay their fears before beginning the procedure.

Dr Williams said the Unit was poised to
restore the dignity of cancer victims by providing them with new breasts to
live normal lives and urged those who had lost their breast through cancers, to
report for screening and possible selection to benefit from the exercise.

He charged women to regularly undertake
self-examination of their breast and report any abnormalities for early
treatment.

Dr Williams pointed out that reconstructive
surgery was a life-changing procedure which sought to restore their dignity as
complete women after undergoing mastectomy.

He said, the Unit was very passionate about
this cause and therefore called on women living with depression of post
mastectomy defect, to come and know the options available to them since the
procedure was meant to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

GNA


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