The National Gender Commissioner of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG), Ms Abiba Asoma, has called on women to have their breast checked regularly to prevent them from getting breast cancer.
“Always go to hospitals to see health professionals to have your breasts checked every month,” she said.
Ms Abiba said this here in Tamale on Wednesday at a free breast cancer screening exercise for women inmates of the Tamale Prison.
The exercise was organised by the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) and formed part of activities to mark this year’s breast cancer awareness month.
The theme for this year’s breast cancer awareness month was on” Combating Breast Cancer among Female Inmates.”
Ms Abiba said breast cancer has killed millions of women globally in the urban areas, hence the sensitisation.
She told them to take screening of their breasts seriously since it was the surest way to detect any form of abnormalities in the breast to seek quick medical care.
“It is important that we take self-screening of our breasts all the time,” She added.
She mentioned that early detection would help them deal with breast cancer effectively.
The Women Commissioner added that, “the disease is deadly and they must not feel shy to go to the health facilities to have them check their breasts”.
She also called on the men to have their breasts checked since they could also develop the disease.
The Northern Regional Superintendent of the Ghana Prison Service, Doris Ameku, thanked GRASAG for the gesture
She said the exercise had being helpful to the inmates, saying this was the best time for them to have their breasts checked
FROM TIMES REPORTER, TAMALE