HEALTH: Osun Screens 500 Women For Breast Cancer

downloadThe 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.