The Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), 3 Division Chapter, has held an awareness campaign on cervical and breast cancers, as well as other forms of cancer disease in commemoration of the 2023 Breast World Cancer Awareness.
The event, which took place at the Rukuba Barrack, Jos, started with a health walk and aerobic exercise.
The chairperson of NAOWA, Mrs Fibishola Abubakar, said early detection and treatment of breast cancer would reduce the mortality rate, which could result from negligence and lack of knowledge by affected persons.
She said that frequent medical checkups must be encouraged amongst women, especially when abnormal growth was suspected in or around the breasts and other vital parts of the body.
She said NAOWA will do everything possible within its powers to ensure survival rates are increased in the country. She called on well-meaning individuals, corporate and government entities worldwide to continually beam attention and raise awareness on cancers.