Radiographers on Cervical and Breast Cancer Care in Ghana (Video)

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Women have been urged to regularly undertake self-breast examination to detect cancers early for treatment.

The call was made at an awareness campaign as part of the silver jubilee anniversary of the national radiotherapy, oncology and nuclear medicine centre at the Korle bu teaching hospital

Ghana has a population of 10.6 million women aged 15 years and older who are at risk of developing cervical cancer.

current estimates indicate that 2,797 women are diagnosed every year with cervical cancer, with 1,699 dying from the disease.

The Globacom estimates that 16,600 cases of cancer occur annually in Ghana, yielding an age-standardized rate of 109.5 cases per 100,000 persons.

Against this backdrop, the National Radiotherapy, Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Centre at the Korle bu teaching hospital, is dedicating its 25th anniversary to educate and create awareness about the disease.

Officials also cleared the air about the sucking of women breast by men.

girls from senior high schools and members of the public were educated on risk factors and how to undertake self-screening.

The exercise in collaboration with the Dodowa and Battor catholic hospitals screened over one hundred people for breast, cervical and other cancers.

By Peter Quao Adattor

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