Wife of a former governor of Oyo State and patron of the Access to Basic medical Care (ABC) Foundation, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, has called the attention of women to the importance of early screening for breast cancer, warning that breast cancer is a killer disease.
Mrs Ajimobi, who spoke in Ibadan, at the weekend during a breast cancer awareness rally with the theme ‘Give hope, save lives,’ organised by Bovas Charitable Foundation (BCF) in collaboration with ABC, said early detection of breast cancer could stop the disease from killing those who have it.
“The essence of this walk is to put a stop to breast or cervical cancer. There are worse ailments from cancer and cancer can be treated.
“In ABC medical foundation, in collaboration with Bovas Charitable Foundation, we are screening over 2,000 women for free. The importance of the walk is to make women know that it can be stopped,” she said.
She charged women at the awareness walk to spread the news that cancer can be survived if the right way was followed.
Dr Bolu Kushimo from ABC foundation explained that the walk was to provide breast and cervical cancer awareness, causes and treatment for patients across the state, adding that the rally was to commemorate the breast cancer awareness month and to give back to the community by going on the outreach and providing free cervical screening and clinical breast examination.
“The programme is a month-long programme. We aim to screen about 2,000 women across and outside Ibadan. ABC Foundation has about ten clinics and we hope to screen about 200 people at each of them.
“Whoever is screened and requires a follow up will be taken care of by the organisation. ABC has a diagnostic hub where all income made is transferred to charity. Our screening goes for N2, 500, which is the cheapest in South-West, Nigeria,” Kushimo said.
Credit: Nigerian Tribune