A medical superintendent at Our Lady of Grace hospital in Breman Asikuma, Dr. Francis Bentsil, has expressed worry about the increasing rate of cervical cancer infection in the Asikuma-Odoben- Brakwa District and Ghana as a whole.
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According him, 3000 women are screened positive of the disease annually, whiles 2000 out of the number die prematurely due to the disease every year.
He made the assertion at the launching ceremony of a cervical cancer screening center at Our Lady of Grace Hospital in Breman Asikuma.
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Meanwhile, the director in charge of the new center, Dr. Benedict Owusu Boateng told Adom News’ Alfred Amoh that ladies who break their virginity at the age of 16 are more vulnerable to be infected by the disease than other women.
The Central regional director of health services, Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah, urged women to go for early treatment.
He admonished health workers to ensure high sense of professionalism in discharge of their duties across the region.