The First Lady in Collaboration with Well Woman Clinic Host one day awareness raising on Breast Cancer for staff’s at The Office of The First Lady Presidential Lodge PDF Print E-mail
dscf0987According to the statistics about 23% of women have breast cancer abnormalities between the ages 30-40 and 12% in their twenties in Sierra Leone. This ugly figures has called for an urgent call for action in the area of awareness raising. Speaking from the side of Well Woman Clinic Mrs.  Popola said over two thousand women suffer from breast cancer without treatment. She said the only Monogram is at Choithram Hospital and cost over four hundred thousand Leones.  Very few people can afford to travel overseas for  such treatment. Responding, the First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma thanked the team for such collaboration with her office and promised to raise the issue of breast cancer as part of her advocacy campaign. She said as part of her WISH Framework which will be reviewed will include Breast Cancer issues. The First Lady called on the women to ensure they carry out self examination for their self and if any abnormalities are found, they are to seek medical attention. The program was graced with testimonies from survivors of breast cancer.