The founder of Breast Care International, Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, has indicated that about 4,620 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually since 2020.
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer.
Dr. Mrs. Wiafe Addai at the launch of the 10th edition of Breast Care International (BCI) “Walk for the cure” programme scheduled for October 1, 2022 at Tepa in the Ahafo Region, said, a report by World Health Organization, has revealed that 2,000 out of 4,620 women diagnosed with breast cancer annually lose their lives.
She explained that breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast, adding that a breast is made up of three main parts: lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. The lobules are the glands that produce milk. The ducts are tubes that carry milk to the nipple. The connective tissue (which consists of fibrous and fatty tissue) surrounds and holds everything together. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules.
Dr. Mrs. Wiafe Addai, stressed that breast cancer can spread outside the breast through blood vessels and lymph vessels. When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it is said to have metastasized.
According to her breast cancer is a non-communicable disease that affect people’s breast, mostly women which could result to their deaths or have the affected breast cut off if they are not well treated.
Women in respect to that are advised to always go for a checkup in their breast as a way of early detection so as to be able to cure it.
She therefore called on all and sundry to actively participate in their upcoming health walk at Tepa, stating that after the walk they will have a free breast cancer screening for all, especially women.
The Paramount Queen mother of Tepa Traditional Council, Nana Agyeiwaa Paamu II, in an address promised to champion the walk to conscientize the people to address the increasing rate of breast cancer infection among women.