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#BoobsUpCampaign: Chelsey Sey fight breast cancer with free screening for market women

The initiative under the Boss Up 100 Foundation was aimed at sensitizing women on the need to get screened for both breast and cervical cancer which were the most common cancers in women.

Miss Chelsy Sey in an interview noted that though a lot of sensitization had gone on, most women in the informal sector especially, market women found it difficult to move to the health facilities to get screened hence the need to take the project to them.

She divulged that the most important cause of premature mortality among women in the world today was breast and cervical cancer making both cancers a major health problem for women.

According to her, when diagnosed, both breast and cervical cancer can be successfully treated as long as it is detected early and managed effectively.

“There is a risk that every woman will develop breast and cervical cancer. There are various risk factors that can affect the susceptibility of each woman”, she stated.

She mentioned that early menarche, late menopause, late childbirth, oral contraceptives and hormonal therapy for menopause increase the risk of breast cancer as well as alcohol intake

She further explained that research had indicated the impact of diet and environmental factors as some possible causes of the disease.

However, she stated that early participation in screening services was a major intervention for the prompt and appropriate management of women with abnormalities.

The free screening exercise which was organized in collaboration with Nana Care Solutions, screened over 100 women of which some were referred to the health facilities for further check-ups.

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