He said whilst poor lifestyle choices is a contributing factor, the non-availability of cancer treatment facilities and equipment means many people cannot access treatment to control the disease.
Addressing the management of Lae’s Angau Memorial Hospital recently, the Governor General made know his intention to support the hospital and its initiatives to acquire cancer treatment equipment.
“Cancer cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. So we need facilities for that. We badly need oncologists in the country also,” he stated.