CAN launches cancer awareness manual

05 Feb 2016 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 05 FEB (NAMPA) – The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) has launched a manual on cancer awareness and prevention.
The launch fell on World Cancer Day, which is observed on 04 February every year to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.
Speaking at the official launch of the ‘I Can, We Can, Namibia Can’ manual in the capital on Thursday, CAN Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rolf Hansen said apart from commemorating World Cancer Day, CAN has opted not to spend money on get-togethers or parties.
“Today we have decided to educate the people of this country. We decided to put together the manual which is available at most pharmacies, medical centres and in newspapers countrywide,” said Hansen.
The manual is aimed at educating people on what cancer is and how Namibians can stand together as a community in the fight against the disease.
It amongst others contains information on the risk factors for cancer, information on the different types of cancer and their symptoms, prevention tips and more.
The ‘I Can, We Can, Namibia Can’ manual is currently only available in English but it is being translated into 12 indigenous languages. The translation is expected to be completed by July this year.