Greenfield University in Kaduna, in partnership with NNPCL, orchestrated an awareness initiative addressing breast cancer in October recently.
This campaign formed part of the global October activities dedicated to breast cancer awareness. The event, held at Joy Nwakacha Hall on the university city campus, saw the participation of the university’s management, led by Founder and Pro chancellor Engr/Chief Simon Nwakacha. Attendees included university staff, students, and members of the local community.
Distinguished speakers at the gathering included the Founder/Pro chancellor, Acting Vice Chancellor, Registrar of the university, and Dr. Adeyemi Olarenwaju from the NNPCL team.
The Founder and Prochancellor’s address, delivered by Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Simon Katung, underscored the importance of educating individuals about the causes and repercussions of breast cancer.
He expressed gratitude to the organizers, sponsors, and participants for their dedication, emphasizing their collective potential to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
Highlighting breast cancer as a global health concern that transcends demographics, the Founder and Pro chancellor advocated for collaborative efforts to raise awareness, encourage early detection, and promote effective treatment strategies.
The university’s commitment to collaboration in research and knowledge generation on societal issues that bring positive change was reiterated.
Participants were encouraged to actively engage in sessions, share knowledge, and contribute ideas to further these objectives.
Keynote speaker Dr Adeyemi Olarenwaju presented the various aspects of breast cancer, emphasizing the significance of early detection and treatment to mitigate risks.
He outlined the causes, including dietary factors, lifestyle choices, exposure to harmful radiation, and insufficient breastfeeding by new mothers.
Symptoms to watch for, the importance of monthly self-examinations, and annual doctor’s examinations were elucidated. Treatment options such as surgery, chemotherapy, light therapy, and combined therapy were also discussed.
The presentation concluded with an interactive Q&A session, addressing questions from the audience on diverse aspects of breast cancer. The event culminated in a group photograph featuring the university’s management, NNPCL team, community members, staff, and students.
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