By Kolawole Olayinka Abeokuta
Women have been advised to routinely submit themselves to breast and cervical screening, to help discover the disease early, as timely diagnosis has been identified as the first step to the treatment of cancer.
Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun gave this advice at the flag-off of free breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment, organised by her Office and the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Ogun State Chapter, at the Primary Health Care Center, Imeko, in Imeko Afon Local Government Area of the State.
Abiodun stressed the need for women to always be conscious of any sign on their body and go for regular checkups, saying, ‘’early detection will assist in early treatment’’.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Head of Local Government Administration in the Local Government, Mr. Segun Ogunjobi, identified lack of awareness as the major cause of death among children and women suffering from cancer.
He admonished the women to take advantage of the programme and avail themselves for examination, appreciating the wife of the Governor for the kind gesture of bringing the exercise to their domain.
The State President, MWAN, Dr. Bolanle Adefuye in her remark commended the efforts of Mrs. Abiodun at ensuring the wellbeing of the womenfolk in the State, noting that women are the pillars of homes and their health remained paramount.
In his goodwill message, the Onimeko of Imeko, His Royal Majesty, Oba Benjamin Alabi Olanite, appreciated the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his support and love for the people of Imeko Afon, pledging his people’s support for his administration.