Breast cancer took a centre stage as the Association of Anambra Students in Nigeria and Diaspora, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife chapter marked Anambra day, yesterday, Saturday March 5, 2016. In her lecture titled “Breast cancer in Nigeria: Nothing has changed”, BRECAN President, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu urged the students to join effort in spreading breast cancer awareness in their respective home communities in order to end late presentation that is largely responsible for the needless and untimely deaths of so many young and productive Nigerian women. She commended the association led by Chukwunonso Ogbogu, 4th year law student, for identifying breast cancer as a serious health problem in Nigeria and expressed her delight at their action as indicative of responsible leadership trait. Other highlights included the cutting of cake and presentation of an award of excellence to BRECAN President in recognition of her contribution towards world health.
BREAST CANCER ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA
Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) is a leading not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation galvanizing action against breast cancer in Nigeria. Founded in 1997 by Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, a breast cancer survivor herself, BRECAN is increasingly improving the lives of many touched by breast cancer who would have succumbed to the disease due to ignorance and lack of support.