Abena Mensah, a 26-year-old breast cancer woman fighting for her life, is speaking out against the use of traditional medicines in the treatment of breast cancer.
Her breast cancer would not have progressed to such a late level if she had heeded medical advise that typical medical treatment for breast cancer compounds rather than cures the disease.
On Tuesday, January 11, the patient presented to Peace and Love Hospital in Oduom, Asokwa Municipal, Ashanti Region, with swollen, deformed, and discolored breasts.
She sobbed uncontrollably when specialists at the clinic informed her of her current state and slim chances of life after a diagnosis.
“I arrived to Peace and Love Hospital with lumps in my breasts,” she explained her problem. They indicated a lab test would be required to determine what they were; I was terrified, so I fled.”
“I got pregnant along the road, and a nurse urged me to go to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for breast cancer treatment during a prenatal checkup.” I was told at KATH that a mastectomy (breast removal) was necessary to preserve my life; I was terrified, so I fled.”
“And after occasionally, my breasts disfigured, discharging unpleasant fluids, with one breast swelling and the other shrinking,” she added, “and after sometimes, my breasts disfigured, discharging unpleasant fluids, with one breast swelling and the other shrinking.”
She begged with her fellow women to accept medical advise on breast cancer because they can only assist in its treatment, and she claimed, “no traditional medicine or herbs can cure breast cancer,” based on her experience.
Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, a Consultant Surgeon at the Peace and Love Hospital, informed Otec News that the patient’s situation is in the late stages (Stage 4) and that palliative therapy is the sole choice.
“Her prognosis (survival rate for late-stage breast cancer) is bad, with only a one-year survival rate. “All we can do is offer her palliative care to keep her alive,” she explained.
Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, the CEO of Peace and Love Hospitals, renewed her demand for early detection of breast cancer in order to avoid women from dying prematurely.