The Government of the State of Osun on Wednesday screened more than 500 women for breast cancer in order to detect early signs of the ailment. The screening exercise, which took place at Asubiaro State Hospital in Osogbo, attracted a huge turn-out of women across the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise was jointly organised by the Ministry of Health and the management of the hospital. A participant, Mrs Adebayo Olaitan, commended the state government for its effort at ensuring that breast cancer among women was eradicated.
Olaitan said many were dying because of ignorance and urged women to see the screening exercise as an opportunity to ascertain their health status. Another participant, Mrs Adebola Adeshina, commended the Ministry of Health for the initiative and urged other women to come out for screening.