Breast Cancer Awareness

Rabaul clinic marks Pink Ribbon Day 2017

Health extension officer in charge, Emmanuel Mapoa, together with Sister Ivy and other sisters from the Rabaul Clinic, worked tirelessly covering the length and breadth of Rabaul environs and villages with the message on the importance of early detection of any abnormalities by self-breast examination.

The campaign was taken to business houses as well, such as the Rabaul Post Office, Rabaul Ports Corporation and Rabaul Metal Industry.

Facebook apologises for removing breast cancer awareness video

Cancerfonden's video featured animated women with their breasts represented by pink circles, showing ways to detect suspicious lumps.

The images were considered "offensive" by the social media platform.

The social media website caused outrage last month for removing the "napalm girl" photo, saying it showed nudity.

It later reversed that decision, allowing the publication of the iconic picture which shows a badly burned girl fleeing a napalm attack during the Vietnam War.

Women challenged to get tested for cancer

Father of cancer victim Rex Iniganda from Okapa in the Eastern Highlands Province said a lot of our women don’t want to get tested as they hide behind cultural ideas and taboos.

Iniganda said because of these cultural taboos they fear going to get checked at medical facilities that are available.

“I encourage women and young girls to please take up the courage to get checked and get treated.

“The earlier detection is made, the better. Prevention is better rather than being afraid to get checked up,” he said.

Cancer awareness underway at Boera Village

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.