SG Cancer Foundation sensitizes women on Breast cancer.
A Breast Cancer awareness creation programme has taken place at Osu in Accra, organized by SG Cancer Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), with theme: ‘Early detection is critical and very necessary in fighting and surviving cancer.’
aimed to increase cancer awareness in Ghana, encourage screening and early testing to improve survival rates, and encourage more people to provide support to persons diagnosed with cancer in a variety of ways, including financial. More than 1,000 persons–mostly women–were sensitized on the need for Breast Self-Examination (BSE) which is the regular examination of one’s breasts, an important way to detect breast cancer early, when it is more likely to be treated successfully.
Mrs. Pearl Dua, Communications Director, SG Cancer Foundation, has said in a statement that the Foundation aimed to increase cancer awareness in Ghana and provide comprehensive support for persons diagnosed with cancer including counseling, providing information on resources, linking persons diagnosed with other cancer survivors and providing some financial support for persons who are unable to afford the full cost of treatment. Mrs Dua said SG Cancer Foundation was also committed to encouraging screening and early testing to improve survival rates, and encouraging more people to provide support to persons diagnosed with cancer in a variety of ways, including financial, adding that as a complement to the awareness creation programme, the Foundation was also sponsoring mammograms for 10 women.