BREAST CANCER: Ogun Assembly advice women to allow their husband check their breast regularly

BREAST CANCER: Ogun Assembly advice women to allow their husband check their breast regularly

By Olaide Osayemi

The Ogun Assembly has called on married women in the state to allow their husbands always carry out a regular check-ups on their breasts for early breast cancer detection and treatment.

The advise was given by the Deputy Speaker, Mr Olakunle Oluomo (APC – Ifo 1) while speaking on personal explanation during plenary on Wednesday.

The deputy speaker charged women across the state to regularly conduct self-examination on their breasts for early detection.

He explained that breast cancer could be preventable when detected early through screening and quick intervention by medical personnel.

The lawmaker commended the humanitarian efforts of the wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun for creating awareness on breast cancer and related ailments that affect women across the three Senatorial districts of the state.

Oluomo, who announced the State wide enlightenment campaign on breast and cervical cancer screenings being spearheaded by the wife of the governor, urged women to go for screening.

He tasked women to make themselves available for the opportunity provided by wife of the governor to undergo the screening for early detection and treatment, including free surgery and medical advice.

“Cancer kills faster than most of other diseases. I want to call on all the women in the state to use this opportunity to go for breast cancer screening exercise because it is free” said the lawmaker.

In his submission, Mr Suraj Adekunbi (APC – Yewa North 1), the Speaker, commended the wife of the governor for bringing free breast cancer screening exercise to the state.

Adekunbi explained that the exercise was an avenue for women in the state to take action against breast cancer and other forms of cancer to minimize the deadly effects of the scourge.

The speaker also announced that the assembly would on Monday commenced the monitoring of the annual Budget performance to the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to ascertain their level of compliance with the 2017 Appropriation Act.


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