Samira Bawumia also goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Samira Bawumia also goes pink for breast cancer awareness

- Samira Bawumia has added her voice to the October breast cancer awareness month by sharing a post on her Instagram page

- October is the month many NGOs run breast cancer awareness campaigns is international known as the breast cancer awareness month (BCAM)

- In the year 2012, nearly 1.7 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer globally

Mrs. Samira Bawumia, Second Lady of the Republic and wife to Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has added her voice to the global breast cancer awareness month aimed at galvanizing awareness against breast cancer.

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Samira Bawumia also goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Samira Bawumia

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Globally, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed among women. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, almost 1.7 million women worldwide were diagnosed with this form of cancer in the year 2012.

Just like all other form of cancer, the likely hood of surviving cancer - more often than not - increases by detecting the disease while it is still at an early stage, thus the need for periodic awareness campaigns to make sure that members of the public are urged to undergo period checks, whether at home or with a doctor.

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Adding her voice to the campaign, Second Lady Mrs. Samira Bawumia has shared a photo of her herself dressed in an iconic pink dress on her official Instagram page to - once more - remind the public of the necessity to keep checking themself regularly.

"Let us make it a point to stay ahead of breast cancer through regular screening. Remember, early detection and effective treatment saves lives." Wrote Madam Bawumia.

Check out Madam Bawumia's Instagram post below:

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