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Breast cancer cases increasing rapidly-BCI wants government to intervene

The President of Breast Care International (BCI) Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai has called on the government to intervene in the upsurge of breast cancer cases in the country. She revealed that the disease accounted for more than 2,000 deaths out of 4,000 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 during the COVID-19 …

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Civil society, policy makers sleeping on the breast cancer scourge – Dr Wiafe

The President and Founder of Breast Care International, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, has cautioned against the current reticence of civil society and policymakers on the rampaging effects of breast cancer on the poor and vulnerable in society. The leadership of the Continent’s foremost, not for profit, pro-poor health Charity, says the continued inaction and the …

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Ghana records over 8,000 deaths from cancer-related diseases

Ghana recorded 8,037 deaths from cancer-related diseases in 2020, Dr. (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, the former Chairperson of the Ghana Cancer Board, has disclosed. Giving the breakdown, the Consultant Surgeon said, out of the figure, 2,055 related to breast cancer, 3,166 to liver cancer, 1,117 to prostate and 1,699 to cervical cancer. She indicated that, …

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Cancer killed 15,802 Ghanaians in 2020-Globacan

15,802 people were reported dead in Ghana from cancer in 2020, according to Global Cancer, Mortality and Prevalence (Globacan) 2020 report. The report also estimated that 24,009 new cases of cancers occur annually in Ghana, by the known common cancers, which are breast, liver, cervix, and prostate. The President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr. …

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WORLD CANCER DAY -2021

BREAST CARE INTERNATIONAL JOINS OVER 113 COUNTRIES TO CELEBRATE WORLD CANCER DAY 2021, AS GHANA’S CASES SHOOT UP. World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4th February and is the uniting global initiative under which the world comes together to raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. Spearheaded by the …

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