Thursday, 17 June

Breast cancer: Avoid treatment from quacks –Patients advised

Health News
Cancer Awareness

The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary team has advised the public to reject unproven treatments from quack doctors when diagnosed with breast cancer.

According to a member of the team, Dr Amma Anima Aboah, breast cancer is the commonest female cancer in Ghana.

She said women between 40 and 49 years are mostly affected, with predictions of an increase in the number of cases in the coming years.

Early detection of breast cancer by examination and effective treatment from professional health experts save lives and is crucial for containing the spread of the cancer cells.

Speaking to Class 91.3 FM's Jerry Akornor on the sidelines of the Kimathi Partners Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Accra on Friday, 25 October 2019, Dr Aboah advised breast cancer patients to seek professional medical treatment and desist from applying unproven treatments from non-professionals.

"My advice is that as soon as you notice changes in your breast, you report to a qualified doctor who'll give you appropriate treatment. A quack doctor is not the right place to go else you waste your time," she admonished.

A breast cancer screening exercise was organised as part of the Kimathi Partners Breast Cancer Awareness Day celebration.

The Kimathi Partners Breast Cancer Awareness Day is set aside to devise ways to intensify the fight against breast cancer to complement the government's efforts at fighting the disease.