Call for mam­mog­ra­phy ser­vices in La­had Datu

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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.

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