Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – The Charles De Gaulle Pediatric University Hospital Center (CHUP-CDG) in Ouagadougou has initiated the third edition of its breast cancer screening campaign, running from November 13 to 24, 2023. This campaign is a significant effort to combat breast cancer, a disease responsible for numerous fatalities in the country.
According to Burkina Information Agency, the campaign is held in the medical imaging department of the hospital from 8 am to 6 pm. The primary objective is to raise awareness and provide screening for breast cancer, which remains a major health concern in Burkina Faso. The initiative is part of a broader effort to reduce the impact of this disease on the population.
The screening exams offered during this campaign are entirely free, courtesy of the support from the Burkinabè Coalition to Fight Cancer (COBUCAN). This gesture significantly enhances accessibility for women to undergo essential breast cancer screening.
The hospital emphasizes the importance of screening for all women who have reached the age of 40, as well as for women under 40 who exhibit breast abnormalities. Early detection is crucial as it significantly increases the chances of successful treatment and recovery.
CHUP-CDG underlines that breast cancer, when diagnosed in its early stages, can be cured in the majority of cases and treated more effectively. This campaign is a vital step towards improving health outcomes for women in Burkina Faso and mitigating the impact of breast cancer in the community.