On 14/May/2019 / In Articles
The Wife of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has appealed to women in the state to take advantage of cancer awareness and submit themselves for regular breasts and cervical cancer examination.
The governor’s wife said: “Regular tests will allow early detection of the disease in the body, thus leading to early treatment to combat it”.
She spoke on Tuesday during activities marking the sixth year remembrance of the late former Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs Adunni ‘Funmi Olayinka, at the Funmilayo Adunni Olayinka women centre, in Ado Ekiti.
Fayemi told the gathering that the programme was put together to “sensitise and educate women in the state” on cancer awareness and its early treatment.
About 5,000 women from the 16 Local Government Areas of the state converged on the centre to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of the deputy governor, which occurred on April 6, 2013.
The occasion also witnessed Health Talks and an awareness programme on breasts and cervical cancer where the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade and a gynaecologist from the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido Ekiti, Dr Mojisola Ayodele, stimulated the interest of the women on the need for regular medical checkup.
The medical practitioners explained that the cancer examination was an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment.
The health talk is expected to make the women conduct self breasts examination, safeguarding them from possible health challenges.
In a remark, the first child of the late Deputy Governor, Mrs Yeside Agboola, lauded the first lady’s initiative, while describing it as unprecedented.
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