Cancer awareness underway at Boera Village

Women and girls at Boera village in Central Province now have the chance to get free screening for breast cancer carried out by the Cancer Foundation PNG.

Boera is in the Kairuku Hiri District and has a population of 4000 people.

The two days cancer awareness program started today and includes education on the different types of cancer namely cervical, mouth and breast cancer.

The ten member team that includes two nurses and five dentists is also carrying out free screening for women and girls.

CFPNG chief executive officer Dadi Toka Jnr says they are anticipating a big crowd with the nearby villagers from Porebada and Papa Lealea also expected to attend.

“We are anticipating big numbers so we have gone well prepared,” he said.

The CFPNG team’s next visit is to Lae, Morobe Province to carry out awareness.

So far they’ve done awareness programs in Kimbe, Kavieng, Alotau and Port Moresby.

Quintina Naime