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Childhood cancer awareness launched

November 19, 2015 11:40 pm

Around 45 new cases of child cancer is recorded in Fiji every year.

Looking into this the Ministry of Health and Medical Services today has launched the Early Warning Signs posters for early detection of childhood cancer.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate says late presentation to hospital has always been an issue in the past.

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“Early and accurate diagnosis is very, very important for a timely and effective treatment and I think that is the key. Identifying them early and making sure that the treatment we give is going to be the right type of treatment.”

The early warning Signs and Posters is an initiative to educate and bring to the attention of all the people in Fiji.

The Ministry also launched the National Paediatric Oncology Committee that will help create awareness on childhood cancer in Fiji.

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