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Early Cancer Detection Better For Treatment: Expert

Early Cancer Detection  Better For Treatment: Expert
The Sahyadri Speciality Pacific Hospital Ltd Fiji doctors with the Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubouo, Classical music group leader, Sanjeev Abhyankar and the Director for Indian Council for Cultural Relations Kishan Kanojia with the musicians at Girmit centre in Lautoka. Photo:ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN
August 07
07:21 2016

Very little could be done for patients when they come during the later stages of cancer, said Dr Netra Vishwakarma.

Dr  Vishwakarma is part of the visiting team Sahyadri Specialty Pacific Hospital Ltd Fiji from Pune, India.

“Women come to doctors at stages where very little could be done to help them rather than turning up early to the doctors,” she said.

Dr Vishwakarma was also concerned with at least 50 female cancer patients who turned up for free health screening at the Lautoka Hospital on Thursday.

“There is an increase in cervical cancer and breast cancer, and it is growing concern,” she said.

She also said the Sahyadri team saw 120 orthopaedic and cardiac patients in Lautoka.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou expressed his appreciation to the medical team and for the final performance of the Indian classical music group from Pune, India.

The team leader, Manu Munibhargav, said the joint venture of the Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation showed support and special emphasis for women’s health.

He said the Health Ministry along with the Welfare and Local Government Ministry were working hard to forward the super speciality expertise to needy patients free of cost.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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