Call to save lives

Fiji Cancer Society staff members during their open day in Suva yesterday. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

EARLY detection saves lives, Fiji Cancer Society program manager Josephine Oyagawa stressed while speaking at the organisation’s open day in Suva yesterday.

“This is our first open day for this year,” she said.

“We are hoping to organise more throughout the year. We will have our services accessible to the public and all of the programs we have done is in partnership with our stakeholders.

“We have the Suva Golden Oldies Rugby Club who are doing prostate cancer tests for men, Colgate Palmolive, nurses from Reproductive Family Health Association Fiji who are doing cervical and breast screenings , Adventist Wellness, CWM blood bank and Van Med Labs.”

She said more than 100 people attended the open day and took advantage of their services.

“We are also having dental checks and membership drives for the public,” she said.

The responses have been good. This is a good sign for FCS. We want more men and women to take this seriously.

“Now since our message is getting out there, we have seen people coming out in numbers now. We want to continue to do more on awareness and public speaking on our services.”

She added there were more than 100 cases of cancer recorded by FCS last year.

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