About 40 women diagnosed with breast cancer

An early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that it can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully, said Lord Tangi, a Tongan Specialist General Surgeon in Nuku’alofa today.

His words of encouragement was made during the launch of the Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month which will be opened on October 10.

He said 30 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 while this year 12 breast cancer patients were processed.

Lord Tangi said the best thing to do is for the patients to see their doctors for an early detection of the tumour.

“ All these patients presented to us with palpable lumps of various sizes. We know that any cancer including that of the breast, the malignant changes starting at the cellular level and they multiply from there, it starts very small and by the time the lump is large and palpable, the tumor had been there for three-months even more than a year,” Lord Tangi said.

Lady Si’atukimoana Vaea was the guest of honour.

Tonga Breast Cancer Society successfully held its AGM last month with financial report presented and election of office bearers and Pink October Calendar of Events.

2014 President: Hon. Frederica Tuita Filipe,
Vice President: Tupou Fakakovikaetau,
Secretary: Filomena Liutai
Treasurer: Christine ‘Uta’atu
Committee member: Leta Kami (media)
Auditor: Aloma Johansson

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  1. ʻI he toko 40 kau kanisā huhu kuo fai hono faitoʻo – ‘Oku lava lelei p eke faitoʻo ʻa e kanisā huhú ʻo ka ʻilo kei taimi ko e faleʻi ia ʻa Looti Tangi ko ha toketā faitafa makehe ʻa Tonga.

    Ko ʻene fakalotolahi ʻeni he ʻaho niʻ I Nukuʻalofa hili ia ha ouau ke huufi ʻa e māhina ʻo e kanisā huhú ʻa ia ʻe fakaava ʻi he ʻaho 10 ʻo e māhina ní.

    Naʻá ne pehē ko e toko 30 ne lava ʻo faitoʻo ʻi he taʻu kuo ʻosí 2013 pea ʻi he taʻu ni kuo ʻi ai ʻa e toko 12 kuo fai ʻa e ngāue ki ai ʻi he alangamahaki tatau.

    Naʻá ne pehē ko e fua sitepu mahuʻingá ke sio ʻa kinautolu ʻoku mahamahalo ʻoku nau ala maʻu ʻa e kanisaá ni ki heʻenau toketaá naʻa lava ke ʻilo ʻa e lama ʻoku ne fakalanga ʻa e mahakí ni pea ke faitoʻo kei taimi.

    ʻOku fakalele pe ʻa e māhina ʻo e kanisaá ʻe he sosaieti ki he kanisa huhu ʻa Tonga.

    Naʻe toki fakahoko he māhina kuo ʻosí enau fili lakanga pea fakahoko ai mo ʻenau fakamatala paʻanga fakataʻu pehē foki ki hono tuku mai ai ʻenau polokalama ki he mahina ʻo e kanisaá.

    Palesiteni 2014: Hon. Frederica Tuita Filipe,
    Tokoni : Tupou Fakakovikaetau,
    Sekelitali: Filomena Liutai
    Tauhipaʻanga: Christine ‘Uta’atu
    Mēmipa mei he kōmiti: Leta Kami (media)
    Atita: Aloma Johansson

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