Breast cancer deaths in Ghana could be over 1,800 in 2018 - Research shows

Breast cancer deaths in Ghana could be over 1,800 in 2018 - Research shows

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, about 1,800 could die of breast cancer in 2018.

Research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has revealed that of the over four thousand cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in Ghana this year, about a thousand or more of the patients are at risk of losing their lives.

According to the report by Citinewsroom.com, this was made known by the Head of Breast Unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Florence Dedey.

According to her, late diagnosis, screening, and inadequate facilities are significant factors in the high number of deaths recorded from the disease.

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Dr Dedey reportedly said: “Breast cancer is on the increase in Ghana. Less than three weeks ago on September 12, the International Agency for Research on cancer published the GLOBOCAN2018 estimates of worldwide incidence and mortality of cancer.

They estimate that over 4600 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Ghana this year and that more than 1,800 women will lose their lives to this cancer.”

“It is cancer that can be effectively treated if diagnosed early. Unfortunately, more than half of the women who are treated in Ghana receive their treatment when the disease is rather advanced."

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As the country commences activities to mark World Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Florence Dedey, called on government and stakeholders to intensify efforts to avert the potential health crisis.

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