SIGA Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) today organised series of activities to mark breast cancer awareness month.
Amongst the activities organised by the Authority to mark this year’s international breast cancer awareness month (Pink October) were, a seminar on breast cancer, breast cancer and hepatitis B screening for staff.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and one of the leading causes of death. The Breast Cancer Awareness Month is commemorated in October every year across the world to increase awareness of early diagnosis and treatment, as well as give palliative care for women suffering from the disease.
Addressing members of staff at the seminar, Madam Naa Bortei-Doku, Ag. Head of HR and Administration emphasized SIGA’s commitment to joining the global fight against breast cancer. This she says is through sensitizing staff, and arming them with knowledge on the risks and prevention of the fatal disease.
Dr. Kenneth Dadzie from the Impact Medical and Diagnostic Centre who led the seminar, addressed various topics related to women’s health and cancer. He spoke about prevention, self-examination, early detection, and cancer treatment modalities.
Dr. Dadzie, concluded his presentation with a question-and-answer session where he debunked myths and misconceptions often associated with breast cancer.
There was also nutrition counselling in addition to the breast and Hepatitis B screening.