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63 Breast Cancer Cases Recorded So Far This Year

“It is great to see that more women are coming out now compared to before and this is because of the awareness programmes that has been administered around the country,”
27 Sep 2020 13:20
63 Breast Cancer Cases Recorded So Far This Year
Some of the participants at the Pinkwalk at Albert Park in Suva on September 26, 2020. Photo: Fiji Cancer Society

This year, Fiji has recorded 63 breast cancer cases from January till date compared to 72 cases recorded for the same period last year.

Fiji Cancer Society communications officer, Grace Tuivakasiga, urged women not to be afraid and come out at the early stages of cancer where it can still be treated.

“It is great to see that more women are coming out now compared to before and this is because of the awareness programmes that has been administered around the country,”

“Some don’t come to the hospital first and seek herbal medicine intervention, we are not discouraging that, but it is way safer and better to come to the health professionals first and then they can seek other alternatives from there,” she said.

The number is expected to increase by the end of the year.

“We currently assist more than 600 patients, we have registered 182 newly diagnosed patients and from those patients, a total of 63 breast cancer patients were recorded,” Ms Tuivakasiga said.

 

Pinkwalk

Meanwhile, yesterday, more than 200 people dressed in pink participated in the Pinkwalk to launch Pinktober at Albert Park.

The walk also took place at Shirley Park in Lautoka which also saw more than 200 participants.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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