Ernest Chemists Limited has presented a cheque for GH¢10,000 to the Breast Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital as part of efforts to help create awareness on breast cancer in the country
The Brand Communications Manager, Ms. Sharon Anim, said the presentation formed part of the company’s measures to ensure that no woman falls prey to breast cancer.
To this end, it has set up two centres in Accra in collaboration with the Breast Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to provide free breast-screening on weekends for all women during Breast Cancer Month.
Contestants of the 2019 Ghana Most Beautiful (GMB) reality show were at the event
The GMB contestants were expected to use their influence to reach many women with information on breast cancer.
They were taken through breast examination by experts at the Breast Unit, having been toured around the unit to familiarise themselves with work of the Breast Unit.
A former Head of the Surgery Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Professor Clegg-Lamptey, advised women to seek early healthcare when they detect any changes in their breasts.
According to him, early detection and effective treatment can save the lives of breast cancer patients – explaining that the hospital has a competent team of doctors to take proper care of breast cancer patients.
He said about 90 percent of breast cancer patients who reported their cases on time and were treated survived, adding that many breast cancer patients reported their conditions late due to fears that their breast would be amputated.
Professor Clegg-Lamptey however debunked the notion that men sucking breasts could help protect women against breast cancer.
According to him, women who allowed their partners to suck their breasts with the idea that it will protect them against breast cancer were doing so in vain.
He explained that it was only breastfeeding that can protect women against breast cancer, and not sucking of the breasts by men.