The International Maritime Hospital, has opened its doors to conduct free breast screening and examination to the general public.
The free breast screening and examination is in line with the global breast cancer awareness initiative and its being conducted throughout the entire month of October on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Members of the Ghanaian public, both male, and female are entreated to visit the Hospital to get screened.
At the International Maritime Hospital, patients are taken through mammography and ultrasound scan procedures according to age, to help detect possible cancer developments.
The Family Physician Specialist, Dr. Yaa Akyaa-Boateng, who listed some risk factors for breast cancer as obesity, alcoholism, and exposure to radiation, emphasized early detection as key to the prevention and cure for breast cancer.
“When you are able to detect it early, and you report early, then we will also be able to help,” she said.
She said women who come for the screening would be taught self-breast examination.
The CEO of the International Maritime Hospital, Dr. Sylvester Yaw Oppong said, IMaH endeavours to be a socially responsible hospital and urges the general public to take advantage of the facility.
“My appeal on this occasion is that our women should not be frightened to check their breasts. We are of age now as medical services providers and we know how the cancer is preventable at the very early stage. All we want is to plead that they come early,” he encouraged.