Famcare Medical Consult Facility at Krofrom where breast screening is ongoing for free
Famcare Medical Consult, a specialist clinic based at Krofrom in the Manhyia North Sub-metro have begun free medical screening on breasts for residents.
Speaking to this reporter, Manuella S. Oppon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)of Famcare Medical Consult said the aim for the free screening is to encourage more women to go through the process.
She noted that knowledge of one’s status was important since the breast cancer disease seems to be spreading fast on the African continent.
“We’ve been doing this screening exercise in the month of October since 2019 and we do this to show our commitment to welfare of the people in this community and others who come from other places “, the CEO stated.
Dr Kofi Frimpong Oppon, Medical Practitioner at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and Resident Family Physician at Famcare Medical Consult speaking to the media asked the public especially women to take serious interest in screening to know the state of their breasts.
He noted that there was no danger in screening to know one’s status since the process was less cumbersome.
Dr Oppon educated that there were treatment regimes available for those who show signs of cancer in their breasts after they go through the screening process.
“I encourage all especially women to avail themselves to go through the screening process at Famcare Consult which is at no costs since this is our way of showing kindness to the community we operate from and I want to say that there is no fear in testing to know your status because even when you show positive signs there is treatment available to attend to the issue” Dr Oppon stressed.
Juliana Frimpong, a nurse at Famcare Consult said she was happy some of the women since last week Saturday had been showing up for the screening.
She noted that early detection of breast related issues meant that treatment could be commenced early to address the situation.
Matilda Frimpong, a nurse at same facility also asked those who had not undertaken the screening to do so since that would enable them to know their status.
Ayim Lartey Stephen, a male nurse at the facility asked his colleague males to encourage their wives, fiancées and partners to go for the screening exercise since that will help them to know their statuses.
Rose Adomah, a 43 year old resident of Krofrom thanked Famcare Consult for giving her the opportunity to screen for free.
“This is my first experience and i am happy that i did because the process was very smooth and relaxing”, Madam Adomah testified.
38 year old Constance Dwomoh, a trader who was accompanied by the husband encouraged males to show interest in the health of their wives or fiancées by telling them to go for the screening exercise.
“I am happy that Famcare Consult has given us this opportunity to screen for free and having my husband around makes it a great feeling and i pray that all couples emulate us on this in this month of October by going through the screening process”, Constance appealed. Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/ Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi.