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Health News of Sunday, 25 November 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Beautiful Beneath, Cancer Support Network take cancer awareness to Kasoa

Beautiful Beneath and its partners, Cancer Support Network recently organized a free breast screening exercise for women at Kasoa in the Awutu East District of the Central Region.

It formes part of a renewed breast Cancer awareness put together to educate women in the area.

Over 700 women were screened and those who showed cancer related signs were referred to specialized health facilities for further medical examinations.

Beautiful Beneath which is the latest force to join hands with some of health NGOs to step up the campaign against breast cancer and other related health issues, set up a team during the exercise to educate women on dangers of wearing wrong bra and its negative impact on breast cancer prevention.

The company, which is a leading dealer in ladies' lingerie and sports apparels, last month organised a breast screening exercise at its office in East Legon in Accra in which several hundreds of residents benefited from the exercise.

In an interview after the program, the CEO of the company Juliet Gyamfi said breast and cervical cancers are among some of the life-threatening health dangers women face today and Beautiful Beneath hopes to firm up efforts to aid their control.

According to her, the idea was developed some years ago to support the global campaign to kick against breast cancer out of the world.

She pledged her company’s continuous commitment to the cause of fighting Breast Cancer until the battle is won.

"As a business, Beautiful Beneath will continue to support this project with the needed resources as corporate social responsibility, Breast Love Foundation a charity organ of the company will continue the crusade until the battle against Breast Cancer is won," said Juliet Gyamfi.

Madam Gyamfi Said announced that her company is about to celebrate its first anniversary and therefore free breast measure for the right size bra, getting measured and wearing the right size bra will take place as part of the celebration.

On his part Mr Blaise Ackom, a medical practitioner advised women avoid multiple sex partners which according to him, can increase their chances of getting cervical cancer.

He said Alcohol , hygiene wash and douching are some of the contributing factors and thefore cautioned women against those practices that put their lives in danger in terms of cancer infetion.