The wife of the Ondo State Govenor, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu today charged government, stakeholders and the society at large on the need to provide the needed support system to save more breast cancer patient across the country.
Speaking with journalists at a Press Conference organized by the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), Lagos Chapter ahead of its official launch at Cromwell Courtyard Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu who came close to tears as she shared in the pain of breast cancer victims, noting that it breaks the heart to see that many women suffer in pain and hopelessness when diagnosed with the disease. “It breaks one’s heart when you know that there are lots of women out there, experiencing breast cancer and they are not sure whether they will make it. They have no money to access care and even when they have it, on getting to the hospital, the Radiotherapy machine is not working. “What is the pharmaceutical company’s in Nigeria doing? The dysfunctional state of our health system most especially when it comes to breast cancer is worrisome. The government, the society at large, have failed us totally. With a population of about 200million people, we have 7 radiotherapy machines and they are not working. So what are you telling the people? Simply – Go home and die and this is unacceptable”, she added.
Breast self-examination (BSE) is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breastcancer. The method involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions or swelling. … Breast awareness is an informal alternative to structured breastself-examinations.