• Get regular cancer screening tests
  • Maintain a healthy weight and keep active
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Avoid smoking
  • Limit alcohol
  • Get vaccinated
  • Avoid risky behaviours


In Ghana, many people believe that getting cancer is purely due to family links (genes), fate and a spiritual curse or even sometimes being wealthy (rich man's disease) You will be surprised that often times this notion is supported by both the educated and uneducated alike This however is incorrect, to say the least Many years of scientific research informs us that our risk of getting cancer actually depends on a combination of some genes, our environment and some aspects of our lifestyle, which we can control Simple lifestyle modifications can significantly lower your risk of getting cancer You should know that, there is no such thing as a guarantee against cancer, but a healthier lifestyle will reduce your risk and increase your chances of beating the disease if you do get it The added benefit of these simple modifications to your lifestyle will also reduce your risk of getting other serious diseases and boost your chances of living a longer, healthier life.


    Screening for certain cancers helps to detect and deal with the disease early when it is very small and easier to treat successfully. With cervical cancer, screening tests can even prevent cancer from developing in the first place.
    • Breast, cervical and prostate cancer screenings are available here in Ghana. Please check with your healthcare professional or contact us, support@cancerconnectgh.com for more information and advice.

Take cancer prevention into your own hands, starting now and the rewards will last a lifetime.

Preventing cancer is better and cheaper than treating or curing it.

Gloria Yankson, Cancer Connect GH