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Health: Breast cancer steps challenge prevention campaign launched in Bamenda

Afanwi Jolenta The month of October  is internationally referred to as the breast cancer awareness month. It is an annual health campaign organised by breast cancer charities, aimed at creating awareness of the disease and how it can be prevented. In Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon, a youth who runs a whatsApp  healthy weight management programme has launched a one thousand steps campaign to educate the population on the importance of regular checks, early diagnosis,treatment and prevention of breast cancer . Milicent Forsab in her early 30s explains that over the years there has been an increase in the number of young women dying as a result of breast cancer. Thus, schooling the public on the dangers of the disease is her own contribution towards saving lives. " ignorance has killed many women as a result of this I want people to know that breast cancer can be treated when diagnosed early. I have watched even young girls go to the hospital when thei