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Pink Month: Breast is not ‘fante Kenkey’, stop mashing it – chief Nurudeen to Ghanaian men

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A newly posted National Service Personnel in Tamale and former chief of the Tamale Technical University, Nurudeen Ibrahim has admonished Ghanaian men to avoid mashing their spouse breast as means of curbing breast cancer.

According to him, the way some Ghanaian men handle the female organ is not the best and irritating. “Several ladies have engaged me on how their breast is being mash like ‘fanty Kenkey’ during intimacy, victims of this act are made into believing that it prevents breast cancer”.

He advised men to soberly suck the organ in reservation and desist from manhandling it at any given opportunity, adding that breast is a source of peace, comforter for men and food basket for babies thus the need in protecting its health.

He urged the public especially women to self-examine themselves once a month for any early signs, visit their doctor regularly and consider mammography periodically.

Addressing Students and some NSS personnel at a workshop in Tamale as part of the ‘Pink Month’, chief Nurudeen advised women to keep a healthy weight and physically active.

“Choose not to drink alcohol, or drink alcohol in moderation to avoid contradicting the cancer.
If you are taking, or have been told to take hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives (birth control pills), ask your doctor about the risks and find out if it is right for you”.

He called on families who have history of breast cancer to see a doctor for other ways to lower the risk of the breast cancer.

According to him, staying healthy throughout a lifetime will lower the risk of developing cancer, and improve chances of surviving cancer if it occurs.

Every year, breast cancer kills more than 500,000 women around the world. In resource-poor settings, a majority of women with breast cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage of the disease, resulting in low survival rates

In a global effort to raise awareness on breast cancer, October has been designated as the Pink Month.

The Pink Month is a month where efforts to educate those concerned about the disease, including early identification and signs and symptoms associated with breast cancer.

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