Let us all raise awareness on breast cancer – Healthcare practitioners to public

Discussants at this year’s Pfizer’s virtual Media Roundtable have called on the public to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

They have also urged the public to prioritise regular check-ups, particularly for breast cancer in order to enable early detection and treatment.

The discussants further encouraged healthcare practitioners to also employ technologies in their respective approvals to have open conversations and support patients with breast cancer.

Pfizer in a statement on October 19, 2022, to mark this year’s Breast Cancer Month said in 2020, the World Health organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, Global Cancer Observatory (GLOBACAN) reported 28,380 and 4,482 new cases of breast cancer for Nigeria and Ghana respectively.

The month of October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

Pfizer said breast cancer awareness month is more than just one month a year, adding that “It’s an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to changing the lives of people with breast cancer for the better – from treatment to helping to remove barriers to equitable care and beyond.”

 

By: Zadok Kwame Gyesi

 

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