Breast cancer not demonic – Nigerian Medical Association

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has said breast cancer is not demonic.

The Chairman of the Cross River chapter of the association, Dr Felix Archibong, said breast cancer is a medical issue that can be treated physically.

Archibong disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar during the Go Pink Day celebration.

The chairperson, who also urged patients to pray, advised that they should equally visit hospitals and get the correct diagnosis, adding that it was unfortunate that most cancer cases were presented late.

“This is an open campaign even to religious bodies, breast cancer is not demonic but a medical issue, so, don’t stop going to church or praying but seek care in a medical facility.

“A lot of people believe the breast is a private part and should not be exposed. This is why we are sensitising people on ways to carry out self breast examination once a month, one week after menstrual flow.

“Also, medical breast examination should be done at least once a year, let it be like your birthday gift to yourself annually, so, you don’t forget because noticing cancer early makes it easier to treat.”

(Daily Post)

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