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More than 70 children diagnosed with cancer

June 24, 2017 4:45 am

More than seventy children in Fiji are diagnosed with cancer.

The youngest cancer patient recorded so far is a seven month old baby.

WOWS Kids Fiji Team Leader, Viola Lesi says most of these children suffer from leukaemia – a cancer of the blood or bone marrow.

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“I think we probably have about seventy plus children who suffer from different kinds of cancer. For the Suva Hospital, we are looking after about thirty children and in Lautoka approximately twenty children that we support and assist. Most common cancer for children is leukaemia and it’s important that we support and assist children with cancer and their parents in their journey.”

Viola says for the first time in the country, there will be a child cancer awareness month which will be aimed at creating awareness on the main signs and symptoms of cancer.

WOWS Kids Fiji today held their market day at Samabula in Suva where they got kids from the ages of five to eighteen to sell their goods.

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