The Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu says early detection and seeking medical solution is the only antidote for breast cancer, and not going to church or mosque to pray over it.
The Ondo State first lady made this disclosure when she paid a courtesy visit to Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and members of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria BRECAN at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, to propagate her pet project.
Mrs Akeredolu said she was at Lagos House to introduce BRECAN to the Governor as part of activities marking the formal launch of the Lagos State chapter of the association today. As well as seeking the support and partnership of the State Government to jointly tackle cancer in the country.
Mrs. Akeredolu who formed the association twenty years ago after surviving breast cancer, said the main objective of BRECAN was to raise awareness and advocacy about the issue, adding that early detection and medical solution is key to save victim.
“People now misconstrue the issue of breast cancer to be a cultural issue or spiritual attack and so they resort to prayer centres. But the truth is that breast cancer is a medical issue. Early detection and care is key. If you notice any unusual change in your breast, go for check-up and not prayer centres,” she said.