The Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will on Friday 25 August 2017 launch two cancer policies namely, Cervical and Breast Cancer policies aimed at addressing high mortality caused by these cancers.
According to the Department of Health, through the implementation of these policies, this will lead to management and control of the cancers, and thus improving the quality of life of women in South Africa.
Breast and Cervical cancers have been identified amongst the leading cause of deaths among South African women, especially women aged 30 years and older.
Regarding, the Cervical Cancer prevention and control Policy will enable the introduction of new screening technique called liquid-based cytology which is an improvement from papsmear technique and is more comfortable and produce reliable results
On the other hand,the Breast cancer control policy will allow women who are diagnosed early to have access to treatment such as Trutusumab which will prolong life if treatment is completed and minimise the recurrence of the disease women.
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