A medical officer with the Radiotherapy and Anthology department of the Kole Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Verna Vanderpuye has advised women to watch out for the symptoms of breast cancer.

Speaking in an interview on the ‘Woman to Woman’ Show on Unique FM, Dr. Verna Vanderpuye encouraged women to perform breast self-exam, at least, once a month and seek medical attention early if they detect changes in their breasts.

“You should seek health advice as soon as you notice anything wrong with your breast,” she told Julliet Quashie, host of the show.

Dr. Vanderpuye noted that regular check is the key to detecting breast cancer early

She advised women to exercise, have enough rest, reduce the intake of alcohol and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Marked annually, the WHO urges countries to use the month to throw more light on the disease, push for early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.


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