Around 30 children diagnosed with cancer annually
July 20, 2018 5:20 am
Around thirty children in Fiji are diagnosed with Cancer every year.
During the launch of the Child Cancer Month in Suva today, President Major General Retired Jioji Konrote says many of these children are diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or brain tumor.
Major General Konrote says it’s vital for parents to be aware of early signs and symptoms.
“It is believed that there are more cases yet to be diagnosed so where are they? Creating awareness on childhood cancer is very essential as most childhood cancers are now caused by modified risk factors and it is, therefore, crucial that parents and guardians recognize early warning signs to ensure timely diagnosis.”
Wows Kids Fiji says Child Cancer is curable provided children are being presented at early stages so that treatment can start early as chances of survival are significantly higher.
Founder, Sina Kami says they have organized awareness activities throughout August in collaboration with the Health Ministry.
Meanwhile, “Cancer does not discriminate – choose to live” is this year’s child cancer month theme which aims at creating awareness on the killer disease.