World Cancer Day commemorated with community clinic

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World Cancer Day commemorated with community clinic

THE Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) on Friday led a community health initiative in Windhoek offering free crucial screenings to more than 100 men and 100 women.

The event was aimed at raising awareness about cancer prevention and underscoring the significance of early detection, in commemoration of World Cancer Day, observed annually on 4 February.

It was held at the CAN headquarters, where individuals from diverse backgrounds were welcomed for free screening, including pap smears, breast examinations and rapid prostate-specific antigen exams.

CAN CEO Rolf Hansen emphasised the importance of proactive health measures, and their impact on the overall well-being of individuals.

He said early detection is crucial in the fight against cancer, and that CAN’s goal is to make these screenings accessible to as many people as possible. The community clinics mark just the beginning. 

Hansen highlighted the organisation’s commitment to expanding these initiatives across the country, reaching various towns and communities.

“The CAN’s proactive approach not only aids in early detection, but also serves to reduce the burden on the healthcare system by preventing advanced cancer cases. We are excited to make a tangible impact on cancer outcomes. By taking our screenings to different towns, we hope to reach individuals who may not have easy access to healthcare resources,” he continued.

CAN’s efforts are in line with the global theme of World Cancer Day, which emphasises the importance of taking action to reduce the impact of cancer.

– Nampa