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Foundation carries breast cancer awareness to campuses

BREAST-CANCER-facebookPerturbed by the growing cases of breast cancer, especially among women and young girls, Breast Care Foundation (BCF), a non-governmental organisation, has carried its awareness campaign to tertiary institutions in Enugu State.

Speaking during the exercise held at the Federal Dental College, Enugu, Programme Director, Mrs. Nkeiru Obanye, blamed the ugly rise on lack of information, stressing that the disease has killed many young women.

She disclosed that early detection of the disease would help provide cure, adding that many young ladies have run into the risk of contracting it by the kind of lifestyle they live.

Urging students to practice breast self-examination, as a sure way to identify breast changes, she stated that abnormality of one breast could cause damage to the other if not detected.

Mrs. Obanye said lump in the breast, thickness of the breast, fluid from the nipple or red scary patch on the skin are symptoms of the disease, stressing that breast cancer was a major problem facing Nigerian women.

She said that the organisation, which devoted itself on awareness about the disease, also gives free ultra sound services, as well as, refer patients with the disease to qualified Oncologists.

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