World Cancer Day: Oyo Govt. Organises Free Breast, Cervical Screening

The Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun has called on womenfolk to enrol for breast and cervical screening as early as possible to prevent unforeseen circumstances.

She made the call at the free breast and cervical screening organised for women at Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan in commenmoration of the World Cancer day.

Mrs. Adeosun, who stated that recent reports in the media showed that breast cancer was responsible for high death rates among ladies and women, noted that it was imperative to intensify awareness in various communities for proper management of the disease.

The SSG admonished women to attach more importance to breast and cervical screening and feel free to ask questions from appropriate medical personnel in order to get adequate treatment as and when due .

Speaking earlier, the Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello, and his counterpart in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Fausat Joke Sanni, said the test was done to ensure healthy living among residents of the state.

900 persons benefitted from the free breast and cervical screening which was put together by Oyo State Government, in collaboration with the Oyo State Coalition Against Cancer.

Adebisi Iyabo

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