Madam Mary Azika, a well-known midwife in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, has encouraged women to take advantage of men’s insatiable desire for the breast to prevent breast cancer.
She discovered that men had an excessive yearning for women’s breasts, which she believes is beneficial to breast cancer prevention.
In an interview on Bolgatanga-based Dreamz Fm monitored, Madam Mary, as she is affectionately known, advised women to obtain professional breast examination on a regular basis, take notice of early warning signals, and seek medical assistance immediately to avoid an escalation of the problem.
“Most of the ladies come when it is far advanced,” she raised concern over late reporting of breast cancer cases. As I previously stated, there is no discomfort in the breast when it first begins. When the breastspok begin to change, such as growing larger and causing pain, they get suspicious and wonder what is wrong with [my] breast.
The greatest thing to do is to have a breast examination every year, and I will advise every lady to do so.”
Madam Mary Azika encouraged men to accompany their women to breast examination centers to learn the method so that they can constantly and precisely examine the breast at home.
“Men should play a part in breast cancer prevention.” When their women give birth, they should urge them to breastfeed because healthy nursing reduces cancer. They should come and instruct them because we all know how much guys adore breasts. After two years of sacking the breast, they [men] return to sack the same breast. So they should accompany their wives to the clinic to safeguard their breasts, and while we’re there, we’ll educate them how to do the same at home, and if they notice anything they’re not sure about, they can come to the clinic and we’ll confirm it.
She also recommended males to bag their breasts to help avoid cancer.
According to the Ghana Health Service, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed in nations around the world to raise awareness, early diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for women who are diagnosed with the disease.
Breast cancer is responsible for around 1.7 million new cases and 522 000 deaths worldwide.
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women, and in most countries, it is the leading cause of cancer in women.
Increased life expectancy, changing reproductive patterns (such as later age at first childbirth and less nursing), and the use of new technologies have all contributed to the rise in incidence in low- and middle-income nations.
The importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer cannot be overstated. There is a good probability that breast cancer can be cured if it is discovered early and if adequate diagnostic and therapy are available. However, if identified late, curative treatment is frequently unavailable.
In many circumstances, medication may enhance quality of life and slow disease progression, while supportive and palliative care should be readily available to help patients and their families cope with their pain.