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Scores of Manchester Residents Screened and Sensitized During World Cancer Day Commemoration

Scores of residents await free screening at the commemoration of World Cancer Day on Thursday, February 21 in Manchester, staged by the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA).

The mass screening was done in an effort to raise awareness about cancer and its prevention, under the theme: “I Am, I Will”. Residents received free screening for prostate, cervical, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, breast examinations and other tests at three sites in Manchester, the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Downs and Porus health centres.

A public-education forum was also a part of the day’s activities, which explored areas including: early detection of cancer, nutrition on cancer, impact of cancer on mental health, support systems for newly diagnosed cancer patients and physical activity and cancer.

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Nurse Marciana Brown-Foster from the Manchester Health Department performs a pap smear examination at the commemoration of World Cancer Day 2019 under the theme: ‘I Am, I Will’.

Scores of residents benefitted from free screening for prostate, cervical, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and breast examination carried out at the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Downs and Porus health centres in Manchester.

A public-education forum which focused on early detection, nutrition on cancer, impact of cancer on mental health, support systems for newly diagnosed cancer patients and physical activity and cancer, was also a key focus of the day’s activities.

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Participants at the commemoration of World Cancer Day on Thursday, February 21 in Manchester participate in an exercise routine to demonstrate the impact of physical activity on cancer.

Scores of residents were screened and educated in an effort to raise awareness about cancer and its prevention, under the theme: “I Am, I Will”. Residents received free screening for prostate, cervical, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and breast examinations and other tests at three sites in Manchester, the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Downs and Porus health centres.

A public-education forum explored areas including: early detection of cancer, nutrition on cancer, impact of cancer on mental health, support systems for newly diagnosed cancer patient and physical activity and cancer.

 

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