Imo State Governor, Mr. Rochas Okorocha has urged women in the state to go for breast cancer screening, saying the disease is not a spiritual attack.
Okorocha said this when wife of the Ondo State Governor, Betty Akeredolu took campaign against breast cancer to Imo State.
Akeredolu who is the founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, BRECAN has asked for Okorocha’s support to fight against the scourge.
Okorocha said that many women had died of the disease because of their ignorance that it was a spiritual attack.
He called on them to go for regular check up to know if there is any lump in their breast so that it can be detected earlier and cured.
In his words “To say the least, we are proud of you and it is not common in our history for people to appreciate God for what God has done, usually we pray God to help us, but once we are helped we forget God, only very few come back to say to God thank you. BRECAN is a way of saying thank you God for saving your life 20 years ago, and you have not forgotten. Am sure you have gone for Thanksgiving one Sunday, and that is it, but everyday you continue to remember 20 years ago and you have continued to say what has happened to me, as horrible as it was, I do not want any other woman to share the same urly experience that defines your person and your character. I like to assure you that Imo State Government will partner with you to fight this deadly disease called Breast Cancer.”
Governor Okorocha used the medium to advise Imo women to embrace the” early detection saves lives” message by adhering to the recommended one month periodic Breast self-examination and let go of the misconception of Breast cancer being a spiritual attack rather than a medical Issue.