MONITOR HEALTHCARE LTD AT THE OPEN DAY FOR GARDENERS WORKSHOP, ROYAL OAKS EVENT CENTER, LEKKI, LAGOS STATE ON 12TH & 13TH OCTOBER 2019.
The Open Day for Gardeners workshop on Breast Cancer organized at the Royal Oaks Event Center on 12th & 13th October 2019 in Lekki, Lagos State. Dr Femi Ogunremi, MD and CEO Monitor Healthcare Limited was invited to educate participants on breast cancer and also screen those interested using the Breast Cancer screening device (BREAST-i).
Dignitaries were present among which we had the wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Her Excellency Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo to also pay a visit.
The program was attended by 250 persons, out of which 82 females were registered and screened.
Monitor Healthcare Ltd staff were present to answer questions to ensure understanding of the screening exercise and cancer prevention and to teach them how to self-check their breast. The women were screened for breast cancer using BREAST-i device.
The BREAST-i device is a non-diagnostic, easy to use screening device used to detect breast cancer lesion. Unlike a mammogram, there is no tissue compression. Due to the light technology used in the creation of this screening device, it can detect changes in the cells of the breast long before you can feel anything. This greatly increases the chances of a cure. The light used in BREAST-i is a red light and the frequency is not harmful to the body.
It was so great an event, amongst the 82 women recorded to be screened, 5 were positive to the Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) and 4 were scanned positive in Clinical Breast Illumination (CBI) using the BREAST-i device and were referred for further investigations for adequate support and/or rescreen.
Follow up care for positive findings are made after the individuals consented to it through the provided documentation. This follows up is required due to a possible cancerous condition the individuals might be in. In addition, these individuals will later receive a phone call from Monitor Healthcare Ltd encouraging follow-up with the referred investigations with a physician.
The outcome of this outreach shows the need for awareness of Early Screening because it is an important way of reducing the mortality rate from Breast Cancer.