Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has approved free surgery for women with early detection of cancerous lumps in their breasts during the free screening exercise sponsored by the government.
The programme which drew participants from Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, held yesterday at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta.
Speaking during the 2015 Cancer Awareness and Screening Exercise for Tertiary School Students and Women across the State, wife of the governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, disclosed that the governor was ready to foot the bill of anyone found during the screening exercise.
Amosun, who was accompanied by the Chairman, Governing Council of the institution, Iyalode Alaba Lawson, and other government functionaries, said the screening exercise was completely free and implored women to always carry out personal and professional analysis of their body as early detection is the surest solution to the menace.
President of Medical Women Association in Ogun State, Dr Bunmi Fatungase, described cervical and breast cancers are silent killers, no respecter of age, status or tribe.
Fatungase, who preached routine examination for early detection, explained that no fewer than 14,000 new cases are discovered annually in Nigeria, while about 9,000 deaths are recorded annually which amounts to about 26 deaths daily.


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