As part of efforts to promote the early detection of breast cancer and save lives, Sonotech Medical and Diagnostic Center has organised a free breast cancer and medical screening for residents of Agona Swedru in the Central Region.
The screening, which formed part of Sonotech’s month-long breast cancer awareness creation in October to mark the global Breast Cancer month, was for the first time taken out of Accra.
Sonotech’s comprehensive health screening event provided the community with free breast screenings and an array of general health checks, including Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, hepatitis B and C, malaria, typhoid, retroscreen and many others.
Attendees also had the opportunity to engage in a free one-on-one consultation with doctors and other health professionals as well as gain access to some free drugs to help with treatment.
The Medical Director of Sonotech Medical and Diagnostic Center, Dr Grace Buckman noted that the screening which is part of the Facility’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is part of collective efforts aimed at educating the public about the importance of breast cancer awareness and encourage self-examination and clinical breast screening for early detection.
She added that as part of Sonotech’s commitment to the cause to make breast cancer screenings more accessible, they are offering a 50 per cent discount on all breast ultrasounds and a 20 per cent discount on mammograms throughout the month of October, ensuring that early detection is within everyone’s reach.
“These promotions are intended to make crucial breast cancer screenings more accessible to the public. Sonotech Medical Center is committed to promoting breast cancer awareness and continues to make a significant impact on public health, with the hope of saving lives through early detection and treatment” she added.
She expressed gratitude to the Swedru Government Hospital, Agona West Municipal Health Directorate, and Tobinco Pharmaceuticals, whose collaborations made the event a success.
Sonotech Medical Center’s unwavering commitment to breast cancer awareness and early detection continues to make a significant impact. By extending this initiative to Agona Swedru, the Medical Facility is not only expanding their reach but also instilling hope and health awareness in the community.
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