In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Adron Homes Properties has screened its women workforce against breast cancer.
The real estate company joined the rest of the world in the global crusade against breast cancer to mark the pink month by organising a breast cancer awareness and screening exercise in partnership with PinkClinic Nigeria at its head office.
The Executive Director of Adron Homes, Olori Aderonke EmmanuelKing, in her keynote address, said, “it’s a privilege to mark this year’s breast cancer awareness, putting into consideration the female staff of the organisation”, which she described as a pointer into every home.
EmmanuelKing further emphasised the need to strengthen women in our society and take their health and social well-being seriously to reduce the rate of untimely death caused by cancer in the world.
“As a responsible organisation, our ultimate focus shouldn’t be about doing business alone, but giving back to the society we belong, and making it a better place for all to live.
“We are using this opportunity to identify with every woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or lost their lives, and we join the global crusade against cancer in our society”.
While sensitising the participants, Dr Linda Keku of PinkClinic and a specialist in female reproductivity described cancer as a genetic abnormality resulting from the ageing process and the wear and tear of life in general.
The doctor explained the risk factor for breast cancer as; obesity, diet, lack of physical activity, stress, radiation exposure, history of cancer, hormones and genetics.
She advised the participants to pay more attention to their health by having a good health plan such as monthly self-examination, clinical breast examination and mammograms.
Cancer has been described as a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020 and breast cancer taking the toll of 2.26 million cases on the global scale, hence the need for awareness and prevention in our society.