mouth cancer

Well-wishers gather at Telek concert

The artist was recently diagnosed with mouth cancer.

Lamana hotel as well as major sponsors PNGFM and supporting artists have all come on board to pledge support to the musician to help in get funding for his treatment.

The night was a celebration of the PNG Music Legend through a mix of musical entertainment with fans and well-wishers reveling in the opportunity to give back to Telek.

Present to entertain the crowd were fellow Tolai artists Saii Kay, Uralom Kania, Patti Potts Doi and the Masterpiece band.

Gaire Village records lowest number of referrals for cancer

The free cancer screening was carried out on July 27-28 by the Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF).

Gaire had the second highest number of people screened this year in the PNGCF Provincial Program and it has the lowest number of people referred for further checkup.

Over 900 participants, both males and females over the age of 18 years were screened for mouth and breast cancer with only 69 people referred for further hospital checkup.

Previous awareness and screening was done in Morobe in February, Milne Bay in April and West New Britain in June.

Mouth cancer common among young people

More young people are diagnosed with early signs of mouth cancer. This was revealed by the Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation dental therapist Paulias Miroi.

Miroi is part of the PNGCF team that goes out to the provinces to screen patients, as part of the cancer screening and awareness program.

His dental team identifies early signs of mouth cancer during oral screening.

Betelnut, smoke and alcohol contribute to mouth cancer

PNG Cancer Foundation’s volunteer health specialist Lois Booker told staff at Digicel PNG in Port Moresby today during PNGCF’s Biggest Morning Tea (BMT) Campaign.

Research suggests about 1 in 10 deaths in PNG are due to cancer.

Booker explained that the body is made up of tiny cells and cancer starts when one cell changes and grows out of control affecting nearby cells in a particular area of the body.

Most of the time the changing cells create a sore in your mouth that does not heal and this sore usually starts as a red or white patch in your mouth.