The Ebenezer Methodist Church at Penkwasi in |Sunyani has organized a free breast cancer screening for women as part of its social responsibility to the people.
Rev. Samuel Kusi Appiah, Minister in-charge, said the exercise was aimed at helping to reduce the increasing incidence of the ailment among women in the area.
He told Ark FM’s Adwoa Yeboah a total of 150- women of the church were screened and advised other women to regularly attend hospital for checkups since the early detection helped to fight the illness.
A medical practitioner, Maame Abenaa Takyi, also advised women to desist from exposing their bodies to direct sunlight, saying it is a major cause of breast cancer.
She called on the beneficiaries to cultivate the habit of visiting the hospital for periodic checkups.