Hundreds Of Women And Men At Bechem Receive Breast Cancer Education & Clinical Screening

Breast Care International and Peace And Love Hospital Team led by Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, the President and Founder of Breast Care International and Peace And Love Hospitals educated the people of Bechem including huge number of Students on Breast Cancer during Adekyemu Festival Health Day on Tuesday 10th November, 2015. The team was invited by the Chief of Bekyen and his elders as well as the DCE.

Dr. Wiafe Addai, gave a verbal and pictorial presentation to the participants on breast cancer, a disease that has become a public health concern globally. She explained the potential risk factors that can contribute to a person contracting breast cancer, albeit the cause factor(s) are unknown to medical researchers. She said the students can become breast cancer ambassadors in their homes and communities, where they can also spread the message by educating members of their immediate families and friends.

The methods of investigation that include ultra-sound scan, mammography and clinical breast examination were explained to the participants. They were informed that breast cancer is treatable and curable if detected early. She also advised and encouraged the students to focus on studies and achieve their academic goals. She strongly advised -  “Study hard to continue the good work we have started”. She also expressed her concern about the Teenage Pregnancy rate in the region to the Chiefs and Elders of Bechem. She told the Female students to be ‘Be Vigilant’’ and stay focused.

Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto II, the Omanhene of Bechem Traditional Area in his speech expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Breast Cancer International, for Education and Clinical screening as an outstanding one. He applauded Dr. Wiafe and her Team for honoring their invitations during Adekyem Festivals every year. He advised the participants to follow the steps to do Breast Self-Examination and report any abnormalities to the hospital.

The District Chief Executive of Bechem Area, Hon. Anaba also shares his concern about Breast Cancer, a disease which is increasing in the Brong Ahafo Region and also thanked the BCI Team for the great work they are doing for the country.

All the participants were screened. People with problems were counseled and advised to go for further investigation and treatment.