Mrs. Abu is left with securing her life from the dreaded disease.
This is however due to her own inaction which has resulted in her current predicament.
Early 2023, during her first visit at the offices of Meena Breast Cancer Foundation (MBCF), she was assisted to continue her Chemotherapy treatment, which she could not complete due to financial constraints.
She was later enrolled on the ‘payroll’ of MBCF to enable her get full expenses covered till she recovers.
Unfortunately, she took a break from paying attention to her health. According to the mother of four, she rather gave attention to her husband’s ill health while her condition worsened.
“My husband also suffered a stroke in the same period I fell ill. Life has not been easy because he is also not working. I had to take care of him so I could not attend my scheduled appointments with doctors,” Mrs. Abu said.
After the medical hiatus, Mrs. Abu has returned with a ‘burst’ breast, which has developed, into a huge wound.
“The wound has extended to affect my stomach,” she cried.
Mrs. Abu has to start treatment all over again. MBCF through the contribution of Janet Arku, a US-based donor gave her Five Hundred Ghana cedis for preliminary care.
Meena Breast Cancer Foundation is support many breast cancer patients to get proper medical care amid its sensitization and breast screening outreaches across the country.
The Foundation was established a year ago.