Breast cancer not a death sentence- Mrs. Akeredolu

Breast cancer not a death sentence-Mrs. Akeredolu

By Maria Famakinwa
The wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu -Akeredolu has said that breast cancer is neither a spiritual problem nor death sentence.

She made this known at the Reconciliation House Ministry during this year’s Daughter of Zion Convocation themed “The Wise Woman” held at Iju in Akure North Local Government.

The convocation according to the organiser is a sensitisation programme on breast cancer aimed at equipping women with needed spiritual and social capacity to live healthier and more productive lives in the society.

    Speaking at the event which had in attendance Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria(BRECAN) members and women, Mrs Akeredolu identified early detection through self breast examination as a veritable step to survive breast cancer scourge.

She also encouraged women to always seek prompt medical assistance anytime they notice painless lump or other unusual changes in their breasts.”

A forum like this is a good avenue to educate women more about breast cancer due to many misconceptions about it.

Empowerment is not only about sharing, but also providing useful information which will help the people in taking the right decision at the right time.

“I am happy for the organisers of this programme which has helped women present to be better educated  about breast cancer and what to do when they notice any changes in their breast.

Though, not all breast lumps are cancerous but it is only an oncologist who can give the correct answer after examining the breast. So, It is advisable to take urgent step in case of any changes in the breast because breast cancer progresses with time and early detection saves lives.

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The organiser of the programme, Mrs Funmi Odeyemi earlier in her welcome address, explained that the programme was designed for ladies and  women with particular focus on their health because a wise woman must take good care of her health. “We discovered that one of the major challenges facing women presently is the issue of breast cancer and that is the reason we brought women across the State together to be educated on what they should understand about the disease.”

  One of the women in attendance, Mrs Abamiyo Orogbemi, expressed gratitude to the organiser of the programme which she described as timely and promised to educate her family members and neighbours about breast cancer.


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