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‘Regular screening vital in combating breast cancer’

A health advocate has urged women in the country to normalise going for regular breast cancer screening, pointing out that early detection enhances the effectiveness of treatment and increases survival rates.

Tabitha Warwick , Founding Director of Breast Cancer Care Foundation (BCCF) has told MBC Digital that early detection of breast cancer offers better treatment alternatives which include less surgeries and therapies.

Warwick further said early detection also helps to reduced stress and anxiety as women can received early treatment and move on with their normal lives.

Ministry of Health recent records show that breast cancer is the third most common cancer in women in Malawi with only 9.5 percent of patients surviving beyond 18 months.

Government in collaboration with researchers from Royal College Surgeons from Ireland has been implementing Akazi Project, which is aimed at promoting systematic approach in breast cancer awareness and control.


By Alufisha Fischer

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