Nigeria: Foundation Takes Breast Cancer Campaign to Cameroonian Women
Since its emergence in 2007, Pink Pearl Foundation has shown its dedication, determination, and assertiveness in eradicating breast and cervical cancer in Nigeria.
Currently, she has taken this movement a notch higher, crossing borders, taking breast and cervical cancer awareness and screening to neighbouring countries like Cameroon.
In the spirit of enlightening and empowering the less fortunate African women, the Foundation took its campaign “Two Breasts are better than One” to Cameroonian woman as part of activities to mark this year’s National Women’s Day.
In her lecture at the event, Dr. Ufuoma Okotete, Executive Director of Diamond Helix Hospital; spoke on the essence of early detection while Mrs. Orode advised that “those already with the disease shouldn’t be stigmatised, rather they should be cared for and loved, all they need is hope’.
In his remarks, Mr. Onye Ubanatu urged the women to spread the word to other women who weren’t able to attend the event. “Pink Pearl Foundation is a rapidly growing force against cancer, and it shows its determination in reducing rising mortality rate which cancer causes in Africa with each passing day. The foundation continues to save lives and give hope where needed.”
The women were taken through a session Breast Self-Examination (BSE) with emphasis on the need for regular mammography tests and checkups. A free breast and cervical cancer screening later followed after the training session. Of the 175 women screened, 16 were found to have lumps/mass tissues in their breast while 67 were diagnosed with cervicitis, discolorations or discharges.