OOUTH, Foundation Donate Kits To Cancer Survivors

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In its bid to give succour to cancer patients and further encourage them to always go for diagnosis, and disabuse their minds that cancer is a death sentence, a Non-governmental organization, Segunfunmi Cancer Support Foundation in collaboration with the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, has donated fabrics prosthesis and organic kits to no fewer than 50 breast cancer patients.

The move was in commemoration of October 2023 Cancer Awareness Month in Sagamu Local Government Area of the State.

Speaking with journalists at the event held at the Lekan Ogunyemi Hall, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, the Chief Medical Director, OOUTH, Dr. Olubunmi Fatungase, commended the Governor Dapo Abiodun for providing the necessary equipment for the teaching hospital, including a Cancer Screening Centre for easy accessibility for people to get screened and get adequate treatment.

Fatungase enjoined women to always examine their breasts and visit the hospital immediately after they discover any lump to know their health status and get early treatment, rather than indulging in local medication that may escalate their health condition to early death.

She said “The rate at which women die of breast cancer is so alarming. Early detection and adequate treatment can save lives. With the high rate of insecurity and low standard of living, people tend to care less about their health and run from medications and surgery but ignorantly seek help elsewhere”.

Fatungase advised the patients to be courageous and avoid breast cancer by attending their clinic regularly and abiding by doctor’s prescriptions.

In his remark, a Surgeon at OOUTH, Dr. Adeleke Adekoya, emphasized the need to create a support group to allow breast cancer patients to express their feelings and get adequate help, rather than seeking help elsewhere, advising families and friends to always show love and care for breast cancer patients and avoid stigmatization.

In their reaction, the beneficiaries, Mrs. Grace James and Alhaja Adefunke Aina, appreciated the organiser for the kind gesture, saying such kind-heartedness was highly commendable and a wake-up call to always go for treatment to prevent sudden death and live long.

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