Afia Appiah speaking at the seminar
Afia Appiah speaking at the seminar

FBNBank observes Breast Cancer Awareness month

As part of activities to mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the FBNBank held its annual breast cancer awareness seminar, in partnership with the Airport Women Hospital (AWH), to screen both staff and customers of the bank. 

The FBNBank joined the rest of the world to observe the yearly campaign under its chosen theme ‘Thrive 365: Put Her First’, to increase the understanding and education on breast cancer.

Delivering the keynote address, Naomi Ohene Oti, Head of Nursing, National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, advised women to make conscious efforts to reduce their risk of exposure to breast cancer by living a healthy lifestyle.

She also advised women to engage in regular exercises to prevent them from getting breast cancer and other diseases, saying that “there have been studies that have shown that your risk factor for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors.

Some women are likely to get breast cancer even without any other risk factors.”

Family support

Also present at the event was Afia Appiah, a breast cancer survivor, who shared her experience by saying that “family members must not abandon breast cancer victims but encourage them to seek early treatment by showing them love and care.

I was able to undergo successful treatment because of the love and care I enjoyed from my family and loved ones.” 

“As we observe and create awareness and fight against breast cancer, we need to act as a support system to all persons who are affected and encourage everyone to get screened, because early detection saves lives,” the Managing Director of FBNBank, Victor Yaw Asante, said.

He congratulated the FBNBank Women Network for making this an annual programme.

As part of the celebration, the FBNBank donated GH¢10,000 to the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Unit of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to help in their advocacy.

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