Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has urged women to conduct regular checks on their breasts to prevent the mortality rate associated with breast cancer in the country.
Mrs Akeredolu, who is the founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), stated this in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, yesterday when she joined the state’s chapter of the association on an awareness walk tagged: ‘Jog for life’ as part of the activities to inaugurate the state chapter of the association.
“Breast cancer is not deadly as women think; but early detection and prompt medical attention can cure the disease, thereby reducing the rate of mortality.
“I survived breast cancer; awareness leads to action and we don’t want awareness to die. Breast cancer is curable if you do the needful,” she said.
She advised women to carry out breast examination regularly, adding that doing so enables them to detect anything that has gone wrong with the breast.
Bayelsa State governor’s wife, Mrs Gloria Diri, who joined the breast cancer awareness walk, promised to key into the sensitization and ensure that women from the communities in the state are properly sensitised about preventive measures against breast cancer.