- October 13, 2021
- Posted by: Isaac Gyan
- Category: news
Breast cancer awareness has become a central piece of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the Ghana Free Zones Authority – Amb Michael Oquaye, Chief Executive Officer, GFZA
As part of activities to mark this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) has put together series of events aimed at sensitizing employees and the general public about early detection, treatment, impact, and ways to prevent breast cancer.
Under the theme “Get Your Pink On,” the CEO, Amb. Michael A.N.N.Y. Oquaye led the Staff of the Authority through the streets of Cantonments and Labone to create awareness of breast cancer and its impact on women and men.
Speaking to the media, the CEO said, “the campaign to create awareness on the disease is part of the GFZA’s Corporate Social Responsibility and hopes the general public and employees will fully benefit from the sensitization and the in-house breast cancer screening exercise.”
He further encouraged the general public to constantly check for changes in their bodies and develop healthy habits to help curb the spread of the disease.
Breast cancer treatment can be effective when the disease is identified early. It consists of surgical removal, radiation therapy, and medication (hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted biological treatment) to treat microscopic cancer to prevent it from spreading from the breast tumor through the blood.
Such treatment goes a long way to prevent cancer growth and its spread, thereby saves lives.
Unlike some cancers with infection-related causes, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer, there are no known viral or bacterial infections linked to the development of breast cancer.
A medical team from Afrah International Hospital will be leading the Breast Cancer Screening at the Head Office of the Ghana Free Zones Authority
Preventive measures for breast cancer include; Prolonged breastfeeding, regular physical activity; weight control; excessive alcohol, excessive use and exposure to tobacco, the release of prolonged use of hormones, and excessive exposure to radiation.