At Al-Hikma University, Ilorin, on Thursday, as the Foundation embarked on cancer awareness campaign across secondary and tertiary educational institutions in the state, Dr Kike Adesina, the Technical Adviser to Life Empowers Anchors Hope (Leah) Foundation, has warned women against placing money inside brassiere, saying it could cause breast cancer,  saying that women should stop the practice of saving money in their brassiere because the money had  passed through numerous dirty hands, saying it was dangerous, and According to her, the mere chance that they are created females with breast has already predisposed them to having breast cancer,  Urging women not to create problems for themselves as placing money around the breast or any other part of the body was dangerous. Ms. Adesina, who also said Nigeria still faced high burden of breast and cervical cancer cases in women, listed the risk factors of breast cancer to include age, race, gene or family history and menstrual and reproductive history, and the common types of cancer in the country included breast, cervix, ovary, colorectal and uterus, noting that  “most cancer cases in Nigeria reach advance stage before being brought to medical attention.” Earlier, Bukola Akinleye, the Director, Special Project of Leah, told students of Queen Elizabeth Secondary School in Ilorin to always embark on self-examination for any abnormal changes in their breast. Mrs. Akinleye advised them to report any abnormality such as distended nipple, change of colour, fluid discharge and boils or lumps in the breast, and warned the girls against early sexual activity, saying it predisposed them to cervical cancer, explaining that it was men that carried the Human Papilloma virus that causes cancer of the cervix.


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