On Saturday, 6th April 2019, the Liver Cancer Foundation conducted a successful free Liver Cancer Screening Exercise at the Ga West Municipal Hospital, at Amasaman, in the Greater Accra Region.
The team, which was made up of professionals from various backgrounds tested and counselled a total number of 112 patients across all age groups, genders and religious backgrounds. The event was generously supported by the Hospital‘s Administration and its staff, that significantly supported the Foundation.
The screening program started at 8.30 am and ended around 4 pm. The exercise focused on educating the general public and to detect previously unknown Hepatitis B and C infections in the community, which are a major contributing risk factor for the development of Liver Cancer.
The Liver Cancer Foundation offered free testing for Hepatitis B and C and conducted free abdominal ultrasound scan testing for patients that had tested positive for either Hepatitis B and/ or C.
Regardless of the laboratory findings, all patients received essential information on liver cancer by a medical specialist and were advised to take advantage of vaccination when tested negative for Hepatitis B.
A total of 112 persons were screened. Individuals who test negative for hepatitis B were encouraged to receive vaccination. Those who tested positive are being followed up by specialists to do further test and to determine whether treatment is required. All of these patients will receive continuous support and guidance by the Liver Cancer Foundation and will be followed up closely.
The Foundation would like to express their gratitude to the Ga West Municipal Hospital Administration and its staff and would like to thank all persons involved in the screening exercise for their continuous support and assistance to make this program a successful one.
The Liver Cancer Foundation would like to emphasize the huge importance of early detection of liver cancer for a successful treatment outcome and will continue to provide free screening exercises across the country to make diagnosis and treatment accessible and affordable for all Ghanaians.
Follow us on our social media platforms to learn more about the upcoming screening exercise at the Kasoa Polyclinic in the Central Region, in May.
If you wish to support the foundation’s vision to reduce liver cancer disease in the country and to improve the lives of Ghanaians living with liver cancer, kindly get in touch through our mobile number
(+233) 55 223 6561 or landline number (+233) 302 943 110 or send us an email to [email protected] and we will be in touch shortly.