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Breast and Cervical Cancer a concern in PNG

A specialist Women's Doctor based in Madang, Doctor Heneli Taitarea said cancers are very concerning in Papua New Guinea, especially breast and cervical cancers.

She said cervical cancer is a very big problem for Madang women, with many of them contracting the disease at a very early stage of their life.

Although there is no reason yet establish the reason for this alarming rate.

Doctor Taitarea said it could be due to the early involvement in sexual activities by the female gender.

Natu health services has been conducting free pap smear tests for women in Madang province and the results are quite alarming with many cases, friends of women Advocates for early detection, and early management of cancer in women,and therefore is encouraging all women to take a simple test immediately before it is too late. NBC News/Photo
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