Cancer awareness at rugby field

The women’s rugby nines competition at the Konedobu rugby field, Port Moresby, provided an opportunity for the PNG Cancer Foundation to conduct awareness on cancer.

Present at the field yesterday was coordinator Dadi Toka Junior, who said cancer relentlessly affects women in the country and such occasions as this provide great opportunities for awareness to be made.

The Lahara Force team – or Elex team – were able to pose with posters and brochures to promote the fight against cancer.
The brochures also elaborated on the causes of cancer and how one can prevent this deadly disease.

Cancer, also called malignancy, is described by the Web MD as an abnormal growth of cells.

“There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and lymphoma.

“Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.”

Meantime, even some of the male supporters and spectators boldly extended their support for worthy awareness.

Carolyn Ure