Cancer is the 3rd main cause of death in Fiji: LOW
June 8, 2018 7:09 pm
Cancer is the third main cause of death in Fiji says Fiji Cancer Society President Phillip Low.
Low says almost twelve thousand cases are recorded every year and this has become an issue for the society.
He says patients suffering from the disease need to come out so they are able to benefit from the services the society has to offer.
“This is due to late detection and lack of education, which can be reduced by having awareness screening, timely treatment, counseling and support services all of which the cancer society is able to provide.”
He says the society is also working with the Health Ministry and other NGO’s to provide free cancer screening in all divisions in a bid to detect cancer early so that preventative measures could be taken.