It is no longer news that placing money inside the brassieres and other delicate parts of the body could be very harmful to the health.
A medical expert, Dr Kike Adesina who is also the Technical Adviser to Life Empowers Anchors Hope (Leah) Foundation, has warned women against such act due to the severe implications.
Adesina issued the warning on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Ilorin at Al-Hikma University, Ilorin, as the Foundation embarked on cancer awareness campaign across secondary and tertiary educational institutions in the state.
She warned that women should stop the practice of saving money in their brassiere because the money had passed through numerous dirty hands and could cause cancer.
According to her, the mere chance that they are created females with breast has already predisposed them to having breast cancer.
Adesina noted that Nigeria still faced high burden of breast and cervical cancer cases in women and listed the risk factors of breast cancer to include age, race, gene or family history and menstrual and reproductive history.
She said that the common types of cancer in the country included breast, cervix, ovary, corolectal and uterus.
She noted that “most cancer cases in Nigeria reach advance stage before being brought to medical attention.”
In addition, the Director, Special Project of Leah, Mrs Bukola Akinleye, implored students of Queen Elizabeth Secondary School in Ilorin to always embark on self examination for any abnormal changes in their breast.
Akinleye advised them to report any abnormality such as distended nipple, change of colour, fluid discharge and boils or lumps in the breast.
She warned the girls against early sexual activity, saying it predisposed them to cervical cancer.
She explained that it was men that carried the Human Papilloma virus that causes cancer of the cervix.
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