Men must suck the breasts of their partners regularly to help women fight against breast cancer, a midwife, Madam Mary Azika has said.
She was speaking at a seminar organised at the weekend by the Upper East Regional Chapter of the Distance Education Students Association of Ghana (DESAG) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
According to her: “The lump in the breast is painless. It’s so small that if you don’t examine it well, you would not know. We have breast tissues; but when the lump is there and you don’t examine it well, you won’t know. It’s painless. It can be there for years.
“When it’s advanced, that’s when you start getting the signs and symptoms. You’ll feel some tingling, like some pins [spiking] the breasts. You are not breastfeeding but when you squeeze the nipple you would see some discharge, either yellow or [bloody]. By the time you start feeling some pain, it means you have reached the advanced stage.”
“And the best way to prevent breast cancer is to encourage breastfeeding. The baby can be sucking, your husband can also enjoy it. The men can examine their wives’ and their girlfriends’ breasts. The men should also suckle the women’s breasts. Don’t allow your wife to get breast cancer. Sucking of the breast is also good,” she said.
The programme, which was held at the Francisca Yizura Hall of the Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School (BOGISS), brought together members of the association from four campuses in the region.
The event was under the theme: “10 years of distance education and its impact on socio-economic growth and development of the Upper East Region: A transformational force.”
The young people were also given advice on how to take advantage of the various opportunities around them in order to make some money for themselves.