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“We Need A Breast Cancer Free Generation” - BCI President
 
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06-Apr-2017  
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Renowned Consultant Breast surgeon and President of Breast Care International and CEO of the peace and Love Hospitals, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, has expressed confidence of securing a breast cancer free generation if the wave of publicity and support by corporate Ghana is increased and sustained.

“A zero breast cancer population is impossible but we can drive down the figures drastically if we keep lifting the awareness creation bar notches up daily.”

Multiple award winner, Dr. Wiafe, who was addressing 2,350 students and some old girls of the Krobo Girls Senior High school in the Eastern Region as part of their ninetieth anniversary celebrations, reiterated it was important to implant the breast cancer information on the minds of the youth, who she described as “enterprising and agents of change.”

She said the various social media platforms should be engaged with updated breast cancer information in a bid to keep the dynamic generation abreast of what is pertaining in the area of breast cancer.

“There is an explosion of information on the disease and these could be accessed at the click of a button on almost every hand-held communication gadget. This is the information age, let’s exploit research information to protect our women”. she pleaded.

The highly patronized program, which was Sponsored by Delta AIRLINES took off to a bright start with the traditional education and counselling session, after which Dr. Wiafe answered some frequently asked questions, prominent among them the causes, treatment, and survivability of the disease.

She assured the student body BCI was keen on survivorship and made good the claim as several survivors took to the stage and related their lifetime experiences as patients first, and then survivors, to boost the morale and confidence of the students, while dispelling the notion that patients hardly survived the disease.

The Headmistress of Krobo Girls Senior High School, Ms. Cecilia Appiah was full of praise for BCI for projecting breast cancer and giving it a national character, promising that the board and management of the school, complete with the student body, would complement BCI in whatever way possible to spread the breast cancer awareness creation message in a bid to significantly reduce the mortality and morbidity arising from late stage reporting.
 
 
 
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