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Tamale Teaching Hospital holds free breast cancer screening in Tamale

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) in collaboration with Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) and some health organizations has organized free breast cancer screening for residents in the Tamale Metropolis and its environs.

 The exercise forms part of the hospitals activities to mark this year’s breast cancer awareness month which is celebrated every October. Besides the breast cancer screening, residents were also educated on breast cancer, its symptoms and treatment.

This year’s breast cancer awareness campaign is on the theme; “Together we can save lives and inspire hope”. An oncology nurse specialist Evelyn Osei Amoah speaking to Zaa news at the program, indicated that the turnout for the exercise had been massive since its commencement a week ago.

She said so far, over 1500 women have been screened with 11 cases of breast recorded. She said the exercise will be extended to other places like Yendi, Kumbungu, and Mion to enable other women in other communities, get their breast screened and educated on the disease.

Evelyn Osei Amoah revealed that the absence of a mammography machine in the five regions of the north has been an issue since it is cardinal in the diagnosing of breast cancer. She appealed to government and the general public to help the facility with a mammogram in order to screen women above the ages of 40.

By: Yasmine Ahmmed Kanton/zaanews.com/Ghana

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