Going by global assessment, each year, more than 11 million new cases are diagnosed and more than 7 million people die from cancer. In 2020, if current trends continue, new cases will increase to 16 million per year and more than 10 million people will die. More than 70% of Nigeria women, both rural and urban dwellers are ignorant of the disease breast cancer.
In Nigeria, it is estimated that 1 in 20 women are at risk of developing breast cancer during their life time. The high incidence of breast cancer has reached an alarming proportion that there is a very urgent need to create awareness and take some useful practical actions.
|It is against this backdrop that Breast Care Foundation was conceived by two people (Mrs. G. Afamefuna and Late Mrs. Patricia Nkpe) who had gone through the rigorous treatment of breast cancer and survived, though Late Mrs. P Nkpe, the co-founder eventually lost her life to the deadly disease in February 2003 after surviving for two years. May God rest her soul.
Late Mrs Patricia Nkpe
B.C.F was then officially inaugurated on 20th February 2004 and dedicated it’s course to breast cancer awareness. It is a non-governmental, non-profit making and non-racial organization using available resources and liaising with similar organizations to reach out to people both in rural and urban areas, at the risk of breast cancer, those afflicted already and the general populace.
B.C.F mission is to help make a difference in the lives of those afflicted by breast cancer and focus is on
- Counselling of patients diagnosed and patients under treatment of breast cancer
- Awareness creation through seminars, outreaches, hospital and home visitations.
- Offering free ultrasound screening services,
- Donating gifts such as free prosthesis and drugs to breast cancer patients, among others.
- Are you keen in joining us to make a difference in lives of those touched by breast cancer ?
- Then be part of the breast cancer foundation
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