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Women urged to seek medical assistance early to avoid losing breast to cancer

Women urged to seek medical assistance early to avoid losing breast to cancer

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
The President of Breast Care International (BCI) has urged women to visit the hospital early to avoid losing their breasts. According to Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, many women avoid hospitals because of fear of losing their breasts, a scenario she sees as appalling. “A lot of women run away from the hospital because of Mastectomy, they don’t want to lose the breast we understand, so if you don’t want to lose the breast you have to come early to the hospital,” she urged. At a breast cancer screening program at the Assemblies of God Church, Dr. Wiafe-Addai encouraged women to take self-breast examination seriously, because the death rate is still on the rise. She urged the media, religious leaders, and opinion leaders to help lessen the high level of stigma in Ghanaian communi...

How foods wrapped in plastic sheets link to prostate, breast cancers, among others

Ghana News
I recently chanced on a video posted on Facebook by the renowned singer, Kofi Kinata lamenting how fante kenkey is now wrapped with plastic rubbers, then covered with the traditional plantain leaves before cooking on the fire. His concern was that this predispose the consumers to several ailments.  Indeed, this is a genuine concern.  The fact is that Ga Kenkey is also suffering from this same fate. Additionally, most of our foods prepared at home such as banku are all wrapped in plastic sheets. I had to educate my junior sister who studied catering in school not to wrap hot banku and foods in plastic rubbers. The dangerous thing is that the leftover banku is further boiled in hot water with these plastic rubbers. The question I keep on asking is whether we are...

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