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Concern over rising breast cancer rates in Samoa

Concern over rising breast cancer rates in Samoa

Updated 26 November 2012, 18:26 AEDT

There is concern in Samoa over a doubling in the numbers of diagnosed breast cancer cases.

In 2010, thirteen women were diagnosed with the disease. Last year that figure jumped to 26.

Speaking more broadly, cancer's now the second leading cause of death in Samoa, and public health officials are keen to raise awareness of risky behaviours.

Corinne Podger's been speaking to Joyce Roache, senior community nurse co-ordinator for the Samoa Cancer Society.

Presenter: Corinne Podger

Speaker:Joyce Roache, senior community nurse co-ordinator for the Samoa Cancer Society

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