Benue First Lady creates awareness on Cancer

Posted: November 30, 2013 in BENUE, life and human interest, Uncategorized

Benue State Governor’s wife, Arc. Dooshima Yemisi Suswam last Thursday led over 1000 Benue women on a Cancer Awareness Walk as part of activities marking this Year’s edition of the Celebrate Benue Women programme.

The women who were Drawn from the 23 local government areas of the state had converged on the Parks and Gardens as early as 6:30am from where they walked through the Low Level area to the IBB Square and were treated to various lectures on breast and cervical cancer.

Speaking at the occasion, the first lady who noted that early detection of cancer can save lives said it was for that purpose that she was offering free screening for all women and urged them to avail themselves of the opportunity.

“Don’t wait until you are 50 years before you get yourself screened. Seek for medical check-up until you are pronounced fit. Join the crusade of early detection through screening.”
Earlier, a survivor of breast cancer, Mrs. Gbadamosi said she initially ran away from the hospital when she was told that she needed surgery to remove the lumps in her breast because people scared her that they were going to cut off her breast.

She said she instead resorted to native medication which made the pain and swellings worse, a development she said made her run back to the hospital where the lumps were later removed and she was okay for 23 years until five years ago when the pain resurfaced.

Gbadamosi urged women to always open up whenever they are passing through any problems in life so that they can get information on how to be tested and access medical attention.

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