Lumps were found in over 40 people during the UPLIFT cancer awareness and screening exercise organised by Olufunso Amosun, wife of Ibikunle Amosun, Oyo state governor
The screening exercise, which recorded a large turnout of women and men, had in attendance different Nollywood entertainers who also participated in the cancer awareness walk across Abeokuta metropolis.
The entertainers used the occasion to encourage people to come out and examine themselves.
Some of the entertainers at the event include Kate Henshaw, Dayo Amusa, Toyin Aimakhu, Kola Odunlade, Doris Simeon, Sola Kosoko, Lepashandy amongst others.
The entertainers also joined governor’s wife to commission her UPLIFT Development Foundation Cancer Screening Centre located at the state hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta.
The UPLIFT Development Foundation Cancer Screening Centre has also been built at the state hospital in Ota and the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.
Speaking at the event, Amosun said early detection through regular screening was the best way to prevent cancer.
The aim of the campaign, she noted, was to educate women about breast and cervical cancer.
“October every year is set aside by the United Nations Organisation as breast cancer awareness month to increase awareness of breast and cervical cancer around the world. Ogun State is joining the rest of the world to mark this health campaign by organising a free breast and cervical screening exercise for women free of charge.”
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