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Church holds cancer awareness at Kirakira

United Church Women’s Fellowship held a small cancer awareness program today for young women and mothers at Kirakira village, Port Moresby.
Flora Lohia, Vice Chairlady for the Kirakira United Church Women’s Fellowship, stated that the cancer awareness program targeted young girls, women, and mothers who were more prone to contracting the illness – either breast or cervical cancer.
“Many young women and mothers these days are contracting these cancers and it is our responsibility to help create awareness so that they can be able to treat the cancer at an early stage,” said Mrs Lohia.
Kirakira United Church Women’s Fellowship Programs Leader Herea Lamond said that there were many breast and cervical cancer victims in Papua New Guinea (PNG) but most of them were too afraid to seek medical help or advice.
“Through awareness programs like this, these women will be able to open up and find the proper medical help in which they need,” said Mrs Lomand.
“Sometimes they suffer in silence and it tends to ruin their self-esteem and they end up being stressed and worried most of the time.”
Mrs Lamond further stated that once these women are able to get the proper medical help they seek, they will also be able to take care of their families as well as educate their friends and other people in their small communities about this deadly illness.

Picture: Vice Chairlady of Kirakira Women's Fellowship/PNGFM

Posted by Staff Reporter : PNG Today on Wednesday, May 09, 2018. Filed under , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Share this Article

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