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Cancer screening strategy

Shayal Devi
Saturday, August 09, 2014

GYNAECOLOGISTS and obstetricians from Fiji need to determine the best screening strategy for cervical cancer in the country.

This subject will be the focus of the second annual scientific conference in Nadi this weekend, hosted by the Fiji Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society.

And to assist in the matter Dr AiLing Tan, a gynaecological oncologist from Auckland, New Zealand, will be at the workshop to evaluate the best screening strategy.

"Cervical cancer is a serious challenge in Fiji and it is the most common cause for cancer deaths and affects relatively young women who are in the prime of their lives," a statement from the society said.

"This cancer is preventable and in many countries the disease is no longer a major health issue. Whilst the planned vaccination campaign is timely for Fiji, we will need to have strategies for early detection of precancerous lesions when the condition is easily treatable."

According to the organisation, another benefit of the screening program would be to detect cancer in its early stages, for which surgical treatment was available locally.

"If the woman presents when the disease is advanced, she would need radiotherapy and this is currently not available in Fiji."








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