Fiji Time: 9:26 PM on Thursday 23 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Cancer screening

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, July 24, 2014

ABOUT 50 men took proactive action and converged on Labasa Hospital to be part of a prostate cancer screening exercise yesterday.

The men, all above the age of 40, were given the opportunity to share to medical personnel their health conditions and in return, received medical advice.

Urology Registrar Dr Rajeev Patel said screening started three weeks ago with Lautoka being the first place they visited.

"We were in Suva last week and now we are in Labasa for three days and so far, the turnout has been very positive," he said.

"This is a form of creating awareness to the males about prostate cancer as we have noticed that the general awareness program has been very low.

"A lot of males are still not aware of this illness and it's only prudent that we reach out to them.

"This is one of the new services that the urology centre has initiated in the last year and it's basically aimed at increasing more awareness about the cancer. Overall we are trying to increase the profile of men's health in the country."

Dr Patel said they were looking at screening about 150 male patients in the North by tomorrow.

Health Ministry spokeswoman Evlyn Mani said the ministry was grateful to the Suva Golden Oldies Rugby Club for supporting the initiative.

"The club donated $14,424.10 earlier this year to help raise awareness of prostate cancer while encouraging men to get tested for prostate cancer," she said.

"This partnership with the club and VanMeds will result in about 500 men screened for prostate cancer nationwide."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64490.6259
JPY 56.056553.0565
GBP 0.39220.3842
EUR 0.46340.4514
NZD 0.68810.6551
AUD 0.63940.6144
USD 0.49240.4754

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $30,000 richer
  2. Washed away
  3. High deaths in Fiji men
  4. Discipline in the force important, says Singh
  5. LTA says bring 'proof'
  6. FLP: Reinstate PWD
  7. Families wait for building materials
  8. Suspension term for MP nears end
  9. Public warned off site, 'risk of toppling over bridge'
  10. School opens computer lab

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  5. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  6. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  7. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  8. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  9. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  10. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)