As part of activities ahead of its annual awards night, Ghana Beauty Awards, Makeup Ghana during the weekend organised a breast cancer screening and workshop.
It hosted 150 ladies at the premises of the First Choice Hair and Beauty Salon at Spintex a suburb of Accra.
The program which started with a fitness walk Dubbed: Pink Ribbon Walk and Breast Cancer Screening was used to disseminate information among residents on the dangers of breast cancer and saw participants embarking on a five-kilometer walk on the Spintex Road.
After the walk participants went through aerobics and breast screening by medical professionals from selected health facilities in Accra.
Speaking during the program the CEO of Makeup Ghana Rebecca Donkor said her outfit organized the event as a way of adding their voices to many people around the world to create awareness.
Rebecca urged women to make conscious effort to reduce their risk of exposure to breast cancer by living a healthy lifestyle adding that those who are into alcoholism should limit or move away from anything that expose them to the disease.
In her presentation the Medical Director of Snotech Medical Centre Dr Grace Buckman took them through self breast examination which according to her will help them in line with early detection signs of breast cancer to prevent them from breast cancer and its related emergencies.
Dr Bucman advised women to engage in regular exercise to prevent them from getting breast cancer and other diseases.
She appealed to husbands of breast cancer patients not to victimize them but show compassion to them.
Dr Bucman was worried that some men leave their wives when they get to know that they have breast cancer. According to her, this sometimes discourages them from seeking treatment at hospitals because they believe they will lose their breast.
Dr Hannah-Lisa Tetteh who was one of the speakers advised young ladies against men who want to advantage of breast cancer to fondle them.
According to Dr. Tetteh, abuse of emergency contraceptive drugs increases women’s risks of breast cancer.
In Ghana, breast cancer is becoming a great public health challenge, especially among women.
With about 2,900 incident cases occurring annually, and one-eighth of them dying from it, the disease has become the most common cancer-related death among women and men.
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