Breast Cancer No Longer a Death Sentence; Survivors say Early Detection Crucial


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“Breast Cancer is a disease everybody has thought nobody could survive, but here we are telling the world that breast cancer is not a death sentence; we are champions, we are warriors and we’ll keep on raising the awareness, we’ll keep on sending the message all over the country that breast cancer doesn’t have to kill if you do the right thing at the right time”.

The above assertion was made by the First Lady of Ondo State, Arabinrin Betty-Anyanwu Akeredolu at the Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon organized by Atinuke Cancer Foundation (Let’s Kill it) in Lagos State.

She emphasized, “It means that we all should be aware and understand what this disease is all about, what it presents and also know that if you do nothing it could be bad. So, we are here to say that awareness is very important in the fight against the disease and that is even the entry point if we talk about surviving. Awareness! Awareness! Awareness!”

The event was a special formal luncheon to celebrate and encourage cancer survivors, where Nigeria’s finest health specialists discussed, advised, and educated survivors on how best to continue living life after the scourge. The event also provided participants with the opportunity to brainstorm on effective public education on the life-threatening disease.

Story credit: Mary Agidi