Youngest breast cancer victim at 17

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

CANCER is becoming one of the leading causes of deaths in Fiji.

Shockingly, Fiji’s Health Ministry has revealed that the country’s youngest breast cancer victim died at the age of 17 last year.

A Pinktober Cancer Symposium at the Fiji National University’s (FNU’s) Pasifika Campus in Suva yesterday discussed the challenges Fiji faced in dealing with the surge in cancer-related cases, its early diagnosis and cure.

According to the ministry’s statistics, Fiji records around 200 breast cancer cases alone every year.

*A more detailed report in tomorrow’s The Fiji Times and our e-edition. 

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