Health screening is important for detection of health indicators that can save lives.
This is the message from the PNG Cancer Foundation, who has been conducting their cancer awareness workshops around the country.
PNG Cancer Foundation Marketing & Fundraising Manager Hayley Chown, says they have been very successful with their workshops for 2016.
As part of the Pinktober month, PNG Cancer Foundation has continued its efforts in spreading awareness of breast and cervical cancers.
A one day workshop held yesterday highlighted the importance of early screening for breast and cervical cancer for the working population. As well as awareness, it also taught them how to perform self-breast examinations.
The PNG Cancer Foundation is encouraging women to get tested for Human Papillomavirus or HPV which is the main cause for cervical cancer when left untreated.
The PNG Cancer Foundation has conducted 42 workshops across Port Moresby this year, with this being the last for Pinktober.
They have also rapped up their provincial workshops for 2016, which took place in Lae, Alotau, Kimbe and Central Province.
The PNG Cancer Foundation is looking forward for the Pink Ribbon brunch will be held at Laguna Hotel.
Ms Chown says they are expecting 200 to 250 people to be attending the event which will be held on 9am-11 am on the 28th of this month.
Meanwhile, next month will be their final campaign, Maus Grass campaign. November is observed as the global men’s cancer awareness month.