Ghanaian women have been advised to seek constant medical care in order to avoid becoming victims of cervical cancer.
Dr. Caryn Agyemang Prempeh who gave the advice expressed sadness that cervical cancer is rated the most common cancer among women in the country attributing the situation to the low awareness of the disease among the Ghanaian public.
Addressing a cross section of Moslem women at Madina in Accra, the Anti Cervical Cancer Crusader noted that over 90 percent of cases reported at health facilities are at the advanced stages.
This, she’s noted makes it difficult for health practitioners to successfully fight it.
Dr. Agyemang Prempeh noted with regret that the cervical cancer case in Ghana has become one of the highest in the world.
Educating the women on simple steps to examine oneself for the disease, Dr. Agyemang Prempeh noted that ‘going to the hospital for regular check up is the best option and should not be underestimated at all’.
More than 85 percent of invasive cervical cancer cases occur in low and middle income countries.
Cervical Cancer is rated the most common cancer among women in Ghana, a situation which has become worrisome.
Cancer causes more deaths in the world than HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or malaria.
Studies suggest that improvement in the application of preventive measures could considerably reduce the burden of cervical cancer in Ghana, but that has not been so hence Dr. Caryn Agyemang Prempeh’s crusade has been not only been timely but helpful.