15,000 new cancer victims every year, says Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 December 2010, 00:10 GMT]
About fifteen thousand persons are identified as cancer patients in Sri Lanka every year. Twenty four percent of them are women between the ages 25 and 45, and are affected by breast cancer, Sri Lanka Health Ministry sources said. Most of women are unaware of the dangers of breast cancer, sources added.

The commissioning of the Mammography Machine and Film Processor donated by the Rotary Club of Colombo and Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA to the National Cancer Control Program at the Cancer Early Detection Centre took place on Tuesday.

 

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