25th September 02:02 AM
1,672 new cases of cancer recorded last year
By Iva Danford
Wednesday 12/07/2017

1,672 new cases of cancer were recorded last year.

A consultant physician with Medical Oncology Training at the CWM Hospital, Doctor Ane Veu revealed this figure during the Bushells Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Dr. Veu says 41.5% of the 1,672 new cases, were young women who were diagnosed with breast cancer.

She says early detection and screening will help curb these numbers as it is shocking.

Dr Veu says the Bushells Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea initiative by the Fiji Cancer Society is one way of educating the general public of early detection.

She says more than 1,000 Fijians are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Meanwhile Motibhai Group marketing manager Abraham Gomes says they launched a promotion whereby five cents from every packet of Bushells tea sold between May to September will go as a cash donation towards the Fiji Cancer Society.

Goes says the estimated funds raised from this new campaign is to be in excess of $30,000.

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