by Colleen Barilae – EM TV News, Lae
As the country prepares to mark World Cancer Day tomorrow, Morobe continues to be in a battle to treat cancer cases at its Angau Hospital.
Radiotherapist, Becky Pais, says Angau hospital is providing service of curing cancer despite lack of equipment issues experienced over the years.
Angau serves as a referral hospital in Morobe but has been admitting cancer patients from as far as the Highlands and other Momase region provinces.
Women gathered at Lae’s Angau hospital this morning to get free screening for cancer.
Today’s advocacy activity is a lead up to World Cancer day, February 4, marked worldwide in raising awareness.
Lae’s Angau hospital is home to the country’s only cancer treatment unit.
It is a facility struggling with funding.
Some of their machines have had technical faults for over seven months now pending the Health department’s action to get the machines fixed.
Lae’s Angau hospital is another health agency that has been working to combat mouth, breast and cervix cancer in Morobe.
Tomorrow, more people are expected to get tested.
The focus for years has been on the rate of cancer among women and girls.