Breast Cancer Awareness Event to Educate and Empower Women

In an effort to educate and empower women in the community, a breast cancer awareness event was held on August 9, 2023, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. The awareness was presented by Ms. Darisha Kishore Datt, a Post Graduate student at the University of Papua New Guinea, who also has been the Program Manager for Fiji Cancer Society. The event aimed to spread knowledge about breast cancer symptoms, early detection methods, and provide support for affected individuals. The invitation was extended to various organizations and individuals, including CIVPAC, Inspac, Olympus PNG, Dr. Kambual, and Dirty Kitchen.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, affecting thousands of lives every year. The awareness event sought to highlight the importance of understanding breast cancer and equipping individuals with the necessary knowledge to detect it at an early stage.

During the event, Ms Datt, the presenter, discussed the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, as well as the best practices for early detection. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about self-examination techniques, available screening methods, and the importance of regular check-ups. Panel discussions and interactive sessions allowed attendees to ask questions and seek clarification on any concerns they had.

The goal of this event is not only to raise awareness about breast cancer but also to empower women to take control of their own health, said one of the organizers. By attending this event, individuals could not only gain valuable knowledge for themselves but also share this information with their loved ones, ultimately saving lives.

The event took place at the Board Room Handy Centre, providing a comfortable and conducive environment for attendees to engage in meaningful discussions. Organizers encouraged all participants to spread the word and invite their mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends to ensure a wide reach of knowledge and awareness.

Breast cancer awareness events like these play a vital role in educating individuals about the disease and debunking common misconceptions. By attending the event, attendees not only gained valuable knowledge but also contributed to creating a more informed and supportive community.

The event, presented by Ms Datt, was a resounding success, with attendees expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to learn and share important information about breast cancer. The event served as a reminder of the importance of early detection and the role each individual can play in promoting breast health.

By participating in events like these, we can make a significant difference in the fight against breast cancer and save lives


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