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Access Bank supports free cancer screening for LAWMA staff

In commemoration of the Global Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the W Health Month, Access Bank’s W Initiative, in conjunction with Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, has organised a free breast and cancer screening for female staff members of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

Group Head, Women Banking Team, Access Bank PLC, Mrs. Abiodun Olubitan, described the event as a “crucial step to protecting women in Nigeria’’.

She continued: “Breast and cervical cancer are two of the most common forms of cancer that plague women in Nigeria’s health climate. Recognising how important early diagnosis is to overall outcomes, we decided to organise this screening as part of our commitment to continuously empower the Nigerian woman. We are optimistic that through this initiative and many more like it, there will be a marked improvement in the wellbeing of thousands of Nigerian women”.

Dr. Femi Olaleye, the Head Doctor, Optimal Cancer Care, gave the participants insights into the history of cancer, the risk factors, as well as when to seek professional help. Olaleye also debunked common cancer myths and gave attendees a live demonstration on the correct way to conduct a self-breast examination.

A total of 189 women attended the vent, of which 19 received free treatment and medication.

The W Initiative is an arm of Access Bank Plc, dedicated to empowering women. It has launched various offerings, which include the Maternal Health Service Support, the LSETF W Initiative Loan, the W Community and the W Power Loan that have contributed to promoting good health, inclusivity, economic viability and well-being of woman.

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