The Cancer Association of Namibia on Monday launched its ‘Movember November’ cancer awareness campaign aimed at “creating a wave of blue hope in support of men’s health.” Nampa reports that the association’s Chief Executive Officer, Rolf Hansen, in a media statement said prostate cancer remains one of the most diagnosed forms of cancer in Namibia. He noted that while 214 prostate cancer cases were recorded in 2010, by 2017 this number had increased to 351 cases. He’s quoted as saying that “ On average, 1 500 Namibian males are diagnosed with cancer annually, versus 1 615 women per annum”. Hansen explained that funds raised during the November campaigns are all earmarked for the men’s health clinic, as well as the outreach programme that travels across all regions of Namibia at least once a year to provide education and complimentary screening services for primarily prostate, breast and cervical cancers.
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