Adron Homes and Properties has commenced its yearly breast cancer awareness campaign with the screening of women for early detection, treatment and prevention of the killer disease.
According to the World Health Organization, 2.3 million women worldwide got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, while 685,000 people died from the disease worldwide in that same year.
In a statement on Thursday, the real estate firm said with Nigeria experiencing hundreds of cancer cases each year, the company would play its part in sensitising the general public, particularly women on breast cancer.
The Executive Director of Adron Homes, Aderonke King, said this year’s screening would focus on the well-being of the workforce and clients, particularly the females as research indicates that women are more vulnerable.
She said the firm would be partnering with Pink Clinic on the awareness and screening campaign, which educates participants about breast cancer, how to make purposeful lifestyle choices, and how to reduce their risk of developing the disease.
She said, “We at Adron Homes believe that health is wealth, and that is why we have brought the breast cancer awareness campaign in-house, because our female staff is at the center of our organization, and we uphold equal work opportunities.
“As the most prevalent type of cancer, breast cancer continues to rank as the fifth highest cause of cancer death worldwide,” she stated.
On her part, Dr. Linda Keku said the women were screened for any potential traces and signs of early detection.
According to her, getting at least three times a week of exercise protects against cancer. She also mentioned that nursing women can prevent breast cancer by breastfeeding their children.
“The most crucial thing is getting up to 8 hours and breast screening,” she said.