A call for more cancer screening in PNG | Pacific Beat

A call for more cancer screening in PNG

A call for more cancer screening in PNG

Updated 27 September 2013, 18:40 AEST

A leading Papua New Guinea doctor warns that if more resources aren't devoted to screening women for cancer, many more will die.

Dr Mathaias Sapuri, the head of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Pacific International Hospital and the UN in-country physician in PNG, says more than 3,500 women will be diagnosed with gynaecological and breast cancer this year, and 85 per cent of them will die.

He tells Bruce Hill cancer is now a significant cause of death in PNG women, and better advance screening would save many lives.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Dr Mathaias Sapuri, head of obstetrics and gynaecology, Pacific International Hospital & UN in-country physician in Papua New Guinea

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