The President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, has advised women not to put mobile phones and money in their braziers.
She indicated that, though it has not been proven that the chemical in the money or the radiation from the phone causes breast cancer, putting them close to the breast affects its tissues.
Dr. Wiafe Addai, gave the advised during the maiden breast cancer awareness and health screening exercise for the women fellowship of the Wenchi diocese Methodist Church in the Brong Ahafo at Badu.
She said, factors such as poor diet and alcohol intake can be blamed for the increasing cases of breast cancer in the country.
The breast cancer advocate also bemoaned the increasing cases of hypertension, diabetes and non-communicable diseases among Ghanaians – noting that, the rise in statistics has necessitated the inclusion of those conditions in all awareness creation programs, using the BCI platform.
Dr. Wiafe encouraged the women to get checked since “early detection and prompt action, is equal to prevention”.
For her part, President of the group, Margaret Ankamah Mensah appealed to corporate institutions and multi-nationals to financially assist non-
governmental organizations involved in the breast cancer awareness campaigns.
She believes the support will go a long way to complement government’s effort to support cancer treatment in the country.
“Lack of resources affects activities of NGOs involved in creating awareness, and clinically screening women, in a bid to contain the disease in the long term” she stated.
Ms. Ankamah Mensah, called on multinationals and corporate entities to financially support breast cancer campaign to sustain the free screening and awareness creation programs.
Meanwhile, over 750 women in the church were screened and educated on the importance of breast self- examination for early detection and cure.
Those with suspected breast cancer cases were referred for further examination and treatment.