Mentees of Linda Boamah Asante hold second breast cancer awareness talk

Participants were taken through researched data on the types of breast cancer and preventive procedures and also availed of the opportunity for young people to ask intriguing questions surrounding breast cancer

A group of young academics understudying the current deputy chief executive officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Linda Boamah Asante, has organised its second Breast Cancer Awareness talk show.

The virtual programme brought together mentees, students, health enthusiasts, practitioners, and resource persons to deliberate on the causes, preventive measures, myths, misconceptions, and general data on breast cancer.

This is part of numerous initiatives adopted by Linda Boamah Asante and her mentees to equip the youth with the requisite knowledge for navigating the corridors of the deadly disease.

A mentee, Mabel Ohemaa Dokua, shared some interesting perspectives from the first breast cancer talk show.

She said, “Hundreds of thousands of people lose their lives but the good news is that early detection and awareness can make a significant difference and this gives us hope. I also learned that when you detect it early and take it to the hospital, you may be saved.”

The mentees also used the opportunity to deliberate on the passion for women’s empowerment exhibited by the deputy chief executive of the National Petroleum Authority, NPA, Linda Boamah Asante.

“As some of us already know, Linda Boamah Asante is passionate about women’s empowerment and her mentorship program seeks to empower women to be the best versions of themselves and to be self-sufficient. Also advocating for children’s rights and matters of climate change. Most often, women and children are the worst affected by climate change.”

Another member of the group, mostly young university students and graduates, inquired whether “someone from a family with a history of breast cancer stands a higher risk of contracting the disease.”

A resource person who doubles as the Women’s Commissioner for UNIMAC-GIJ, Emerald Lotus King, replied in the affirmative and cautioned young people to prioritise their health by adopting healthy lifestyles and regular medical checkups.

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