1544 cancer cases recorded last year
September 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Despite numerous awareness campaigns on early detection, the Fiji Cancer Society says people are still presenting themselves late to the hospitals.
During a fund raising event yesterday, President of the Fiji Cancer Society, Phillip Low, highlighted the need for people to talk openly on cancer issues and early detection.
Low highlighted that the cases of cancer has steadily increased and last year alone 1,544 people were diagnosed.
Meanwhile, Cancer survivor and renowned Fijian singer, Laisa Vulakoro has stressed on the importance of family support.
” A lot of the girls the survivors that we were going around advocating on cancer in the past few years few of them have passed away and a lot of them their husband left them when they were suffering so that’s why it is so important for the families to support each other.”
The Fiji Cancer Society has also revealed that they have spent $124,000 patient care and support in the last eleven months.
These includes transportation, medication and overseas evacuation expenses for cancer patients.