Don’t divorce wives with breast cancer husbands urged

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, families especially husbands have been urged not to abandon their partners suffering from breast cancer.

According to President of Breast Care International Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, research has shown that women recover fast from the ailment when they are supported by their spouse.

The breast cancer campaigner who is also Chief Executive Officer of Peace and Love Hospitals made the call in an interview with Wednesday.

She noted that, husbands should rather support, show compassion and love to their partners when they are diagnosed with the ailment and are going through treatment.

“Every woman”, she cautioned, “is pre-disposed to the condition, and needs love and care if afflicted, rather than the inhumane acts they are subjected to by husbands and some extended family members at the time they needed their support and comfort most” she stated.

Dr. Wiafe Addai expressed worry about the situation where cancer patients are neglected because of the erroneous belief that the disease is caused by witchcraft.

The cancer advocate indicated that the misconceptions and myths often associated with the disease were also preventing women from reporting to health facilities for early treatment.

She said cancers were a purely medical condition and urged the public, especially women to seek early treatment and stop spending fortunes looking for help from spiritualists and prayer camps.

Dr. Mrs. Wiafe Addai encouraged regular self-examination of the breast and medical check-ups for early detection of the cancer.

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