THE Fiji Cancer Society (FCS) is encouraging all women to have regular checkups at their medical centres so that they can be aware of what is happening to their body in case of cancer detection.
Society executive Nirmala Nambiar said early detection helped a lot in the treatment of cancer.
"It is important that women are aware of the importance of having regular checks," she said.
"Early detection is the answer and looking after one's health."
She encouraged women to take advantage of their awareness programs held throughout this month, which includes the Suva Private Hospital mammograms at 30 per cent discount and a booth at MHCC and ROC market tomorrow.
This month, the society and other similar organisations around the world are marking October as Pinktober month.
Apart from the society's annual Bra Art Competition, a Walk and Talk event is scheduled today. The walk is a collaboration between the society and Westpac Fiji.
"There are about 75 entries received for the Bra Art Competition and the winners will be announced after the Walk and Talk event," Ms Nambiar said.
The society is also scheduled to host a Pink Ball at the Holiday Inn next Saturday at $75 a ticket.