Cancer foundation begins free workshops

The PNG Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) began conducting free workshops on breast and cervical cancer this morning at the Royal Papua Yacht Club in Port Moresby.

The workshop was re-branded from the Biggest Morning Tea to “Let’s Talk Cancer”.

Program manager, Priscillar Napoleon, said this is to encourage people to mainly start up conversations among themselves or a group of people and talk about what cancer is about as part of awareness and educating each other.

“Basically the answering the what, where, how, which and why cancer is affecting lives every day in a normal and civil conversation,” she says.

All the while, the aim is to educate and at the least, try to reduce the threat and detect early signs of cancer development in the body.

This morning’s workshop was conducted by a PNGCF health educator with over 50 women, both from the local communities and working class women, in attendance.

Similar programs have been conducted previously in provinces like Kimbe, Lae, Alotau and a few villages in the Central Province.

Napoleon says more awareness programs are expected to be rolled out in future.

“We encourage all women, both in local communities and working class, to make time to register and attend this workshop to be self-educated and give awareness back to their communities.” 

Anyone who is interested and would like to participate can register by emailing or through Facebook.

The next awareness will be held on Monday, 22nd May, at the Royal Papua Yacht Club.

Annette Kora