Medical Women/LEXTA Ghana screens women in Takoradi for Cervical Cancer


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Olivia Ayeh, GNA

Takoradi, Jan 25,
GNA – The Medical Women Association of Ghana (MWAG) in collaboration with LEXTA
Ghana Limited, producers of Yazz 
Sanitary products have screened hundreds of market women in the
SekondiTakoradi Metropolis for Cervical Cancer to mark the Cervical Cancer
awareness month.

Cervical cancer
continue to be one of life threatening Conditions affecting many women , hence
the dedication of the month of February to create more awareness and encourage
voluntary testing for early diagnosis and treatment to avoid preventable deaths
associated with late diagnosis.

This year, the
theme: “Let’s fight Cervical Cancer Together,” has been chosen to
highlight the need to fight and eliminate the condition.

The screening took
place at the Takoradi market circle in partnership with Spice FM and Beach FM.

The Head of
Logistics and Operations of LEXTA Ghana Limited, Mr. Kingsley Adjei Mensah,
said  for the past five years, MWAG and
Yazz had educated many women about cervical cancer and have also done several
screenings to help prevent the spread of the condition.

He said women were
precious assets to society and must therefore be supported to enable them live
in good health.

Mr Mensah said the
team would move to Cape Coast and continue till all the sixteen Regions in the
country are covered.

He urged women to
patronize the  Yazz  products 
adding, for every Yazz sanitary pad you buy, you donate 0.01 perswas to
help fight cervical cancer.

The President of
Medical Women Association of Ghana, Mrs. Charlotte Sam urged women who were
sexually active to have a regular screening of cervical cancer before it
generates into a  deadly cancer that
cannot be cured.

She also urged
couples and those in relationships to be faithful to their partners since
multiple sexual partners was one major cause of Cervical Cancer.