Fiji Cancer Society plans to open new branches in Lautoka, Labasa

Fiji Womens Rights Movement research officer Laisa Bulatale (from left), cancer survivor Mereoni Taginadavui, Director Women Selai Koroivusere , Fiji Womens Rights Movement executive officer Nalini Singh and Fiji Cancer Society executive Belinda Chan with the Breaking the Barriers report at the Fiji Club earlier today. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE Fiji Cancer Society is looking opening its branches in Lautoka and Labasa soon.

This was revealed by the society’s manager Belinda Chan during the launch of a new research on cancer services conducted by the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement in Suva.

“We are planning to open our office in Lautoka and for the North in Labasa to provide more accessibility and availability for people diagnosed with cancer in the Western and Northern Division,” she said.

Right now, Mrs Chan said their service in those two divisions were accessed through Labasa and Lautoka hospitals.

She also said that October was not only the month for raising funds but also to raise more awareness on the disease that has become a major cause of death in Fiji.

The report launched this morning was put together by FWRM which was carried out from March to August this year on cancer services, screening and treatment available for women in Fiji because of the increasing cases of reproductive cancers affecting women.

*Detailed report in tomorrow’s The Fiji Times and on our e-edition.

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