Women Advised To Take Good Care Of Their Breasts

Women have been asked to take good care of their breasts, and avoid taking excessive fatty and oily foods, to prevent them from getting breast cancer. They were asked to regularly touch and feel their breasts, and report to the hospital upon the discovery of lump in their breasts before the lump develop into full breast cancer. Madam Comfort Korkor, Nkoranza South District Public Health Nurse Officer, made the call at a day�s workshop for 25 members of the Nkoranza District Branch of the Ghana Conservative Hairdressers Association, at Nkoranza on Saturday. She appealed to women to undertake regular breast screening at the hospital. Madam Korkor dismissed the claim by some people that breast cancer was caused by evil spirit and witchcraft. She explained that the disease was hereditary, and it could also be contracted through individual personal lifestyle. Madam Korkor cautioned women against keeping coins or other objects in their braziers, since that could cause the disease. She advised women with breast cancer to report to the hospital as the disease was preventable and curable. She asked the participants to disseminate the message on breast cancer to other women, to help prevent the occurrence of the disease.