Call for mammography services in Lahad Datu
LAHAD DATU: Nongovernmental organisations and the private sector are urged to help increase awareness on cancer.
Lahad Datu assemblyman Dumi Pg Masdal said their involvement could be translated through cooperation with the hospital.
“This effort certainly will benefit the community as without early treatment, cancer could lead to death,” he said in a speech which was delivered by community development officer Salsagap Pg Masdal at a cancer awareness seminar, yesterday.
Earlier, the organizing chairperson of the seminar, Lendungan Adiman said the district needed a mammography screening center.
She said the facility was urgently needed in order to assist women to get breast cancer screening tests as for now they were forced to go to Tawau or Sandakan for the service.
To ensure the service could be enjoyed by the community here, she would propose the matter to the leader.
“We will also take this matter to the ministry to ensure the facility can be established here for the benefit of the community,” she added.
Also present was Lahad Datu health officer Dr Amirul Hisham Zainol.
Jannie making mudballs with some of the students who attended the program at SMK Bahang yesterday.
Salsagap receives a souvenir from Lendungan during the cancer awareness seminar.