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Talking about cancer can be hard

March 8, 2019 4:33 pm
The cancer society carrying out various Cancer screenings

Talking about cancer can be hard as it’s a sensitive subject that requires a lot of understanding.

The Fiji Cancer Society says feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, and helplessness comes with a cancer diagnosis.

Program Manager Josephine Oyagawa, says people diagnosed with cancer sometimes find it hard to share their emotions and struggle with the killer disease.

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“Our doors are always open for them as we’ve always emphasized to the public that if they need anyone to talk to or listen to. We’re here – we understand cancer doesn’t affect just the one person, it affects the whole family. So if they find out late, we are here to listen to them. If they need someone to talk to, we are here to advise them as best as we can advise them and to assist them where we can assist them.”

The Society has this week been carrying out various Cancer screenings in the Central and Western divisions for both men and women.

The initiative aims to raise awareness on the disease and educate Fijians on the importance of early detection.

Society recorded 19 new cancer cases in the past two months.

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