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Fear Leads To Wrong Choices: Survivor

Some women risked their lives without an operation once they were diagnosed with cancer, said breast cancer survivor Susana Daurewa. “It is because they fear that having one breast or
27 Oct 2016 11:00
Fear Leads To Wrong Choices: Survivor
Susana Daurewa cuts the cake to mark the Pinktober celebrations yesterday at the University of Fiji in Saweni Lautoka. Photo:ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN

Some women risked their lives without an operation once they were diagnosed with cancer, said breast cancer survivor Susana Daurewa.

“It is because they fear that having one breast or no uterus will make them incomplete women,” 70-year-old Ms Daurewa said.

Ms Daurewa was yesterday speaking to the youths at the University of Fiji, Pinktober morning tea and told them that they should not fear of knowing more about their bodies because early detection was life saving.

“We have to choose whether we want to live with our family for a long time and do the operation or you want to have a short life with your family and not have operation only because you care about your totality,” Ms Daurewa said.

She strongly urged every youth to do regular medical check-ups to be on a safe side.

The University of Fiji, vice-chancellor, Professor Prem Misir said that it was important for people to have evidence based diagnosis.

He said there was a need for early detection of the deadly disease, in order to be able to take control of it.

The UoF Pinktober morning tea included guest speakers from Ministry of Health.

To organisers also organised a Pink Fashion Show and bra design competition.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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