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A total of 16 people died from breast cancer cases from January to September 2019 in the Eastern Region.
Head of the Surgical Department of the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua, Dr. Foster Amponsah-Manu, said from January to September this year, the Hospital recorded 462 breast cancer cases.
According to him, the Hospital surgically operated 44 persons within the period under review.
Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said about 1.38 million new cases and 458,000 deaths are recorded from breast cancer each year.
October has been set aside worldwide as the breast cancer awareness month to inform women on the need to have a breast scan for early detection and treatment.
It is reported that Ghana recorded 4,645 breast cancer cases from January to September in 2018 as surveyed by GLOBOCAN a Cancer surveillance database managed by the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC).
Source: Kofi Atakora/Joydaddymultimedia.com